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The Crucible (1996)

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Arthur Miller's timeless tale of truth on trial.

Nov 27,1996

Hollywood Movies | Drama | History

Ratings: 6.3 / 10 from

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Length: 124 Minute(s)
The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
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nudity Abigail and a group of girls dance around a fire as they try to cast spells on the boys they like. Two of them get caught up in the mood and remove their dresses. One woman's bare breasts are briefly seen twice as is her bare butt. It's suggested that Abigail and John had an affair, but that he's called it off. Abigail still wants him, however, and once puts her hand on his crotch when kissing him, and another time puts his hand on hers. Both times he quickly stops her.
violence Abigail grabs a rooster and smashes it to the ground and then tastes and smears its blood on her face. Reverend Parris smacks Abigail. Abigail smacks the little girl who was in the trance and then threatens her to stop the theatrics. The family slave who led the girl's foray into witchcraft is lashed for doing so. John prepares to hit Mary, the girl who works for his family, with a belt for being involved with the lie about the witchcraft. John throws Abigail to the ground after she tries to seduce him by putting his hand on her crotch. John runs and pulls a man from the prison cart that is hauling away his wife. One man reaches over to strangle another in court, but is quickly stopped. Several people are hanged, but none of it's too graphic (some swinging feet and only one quick view of the actual event seen in its entirety). A man is crushed to death by the weight of rocks placed on him for punishment for not giving out the name of a witness. A knife is stabbed into Reverend Parris' door as a warning.
profanity 2 damns and 2 uses of "For God's sake," and 1 use each of "Dear Lord," and "Oh God" as exclamations.
alcohol The men appear to drink wine in a few scenes.
frightening A few of the scenes where the girls act like they're seeing the devil or other evil spirits might be scary to younger kids (due to the panicked reactions of the girls), but the scenes themselves aren't overly scary. Some people also might find the scenes where people are being hanged as tense.

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