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The Crucible (1996) - Movie Details

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124 min.
Release Date
November 27, 1996 (LA/NY)
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124 minutes
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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of the Salem Witch Trials

In 1692, the Devil was sprung loose upon the innocent and faithful community of Salem, Massachusetts.

A minister accidentally stumbles across a group of teenage girls dancing naked in the woods around a campfire. His interpretation is witchcraft, and in a way he is correct; one of the girls, Abigail Williams, drinks blood to kill Goodie Proctor, the wife of her ex-lover. Her actions, and the actions of the other girls, would cascade Salem into... Full synopsis »

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I'm a junior in high school, and, like all juniors in my high school, we are required to read The Crucible by Arthur Miller. I wouldn't have read it otherwise. The book is in play format, and it gives a fictional story of the Salem witch trials, but they could just have easily been true. It's not the most exciting play, but it is intriguing, and that's why I rented the movie. Full movie review »
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