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Salem Witch Trials (2002)

A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch trials.

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Joseph Sargent

Writer:

Maria Nation
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Ann Putnam
Henry Czerny ... Rev. Samuel Parris
Gloria Reuben ... Tituba Indian
Jay O. Sanders ... Thomas Putnam
Kristin Booth ... Lizzy Porter
Katie Boland ... Annie Putnam
Alan Bates ... Sir William Phips
Rebecca De Mornay ... Elizabeth Parris
Peter Ustinov ... William Stroughton
Shirley MacLaine ... Rebecca Nurse
Shannon Lawson ... Bridget Bishop
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... Israel Porter
Camille Wainwright Camille Wainwright ... Sarah Hawthorne
David Hemblen ... John Proctor
Susan Coyne Susan Coyne ... Sarah Good
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A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch trials.

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The charges were false. The terror was real.

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Drama | History

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Salem Witch Trials See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

In reality, Governor Phips was only 41 at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. The film depicts him as obviously much older. See more »

Quotes

Ann Putnam: Who will forgive us... who will forgive us?
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Connections

Referenced in Chasing Life: Model Behavior (2015) See more »

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Lots of screaming, lots of fear
28 June 2017 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

In this three-hour TV special, the plot is pretty self-explanatory. It's about the Salem Witch Trials. If you're interested in that period of history, this movie is pretty good. If you haven't seen or studied America's famous witch hunts, it might be better to start with The Crucible and ease your way in. This one is pretty intense, and very long, so you might get overwhelmed.

For the historians out there, this is a good representation of the hysteria of the time. With veteran actors like Alan Bates, Peter Ustinov, and Shirley MacLaine to round out the cast, it's a well-acted assault on the senses. There's lots of screaming, lots of accusations, and lots of fear. But after all, there's nothing more American than fear of "different" is there?


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