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The Crucible (1996) | Details

Plot Summary

A small group of teen girls in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts caught in an innocent conjuring of love potions to catch young men are forced to tell lies that Satan had invaded them and forced them to participate in the rites and are then forced to name those involved. Thrown into the mix are greedy preachers and other major landowners trying to steal others' land and one young woman infatuated with a married man and determined to get rid of his innocent wife. Arthur Miller wrote the events and the subsequent trials where those who demanded their innocence were executed, those who would not name names were incarcerated and tortured, and those who admitted their guilt were immediately freed as a parable of the Congressional Communist witch hunts led by Senator Joe McCarthy in 1950's America.

Release Date

USA
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1996-11-27
Canada
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1996-12-25
Brazil
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1997-01-10
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Also Known As (A.K.A.)

The Crucible
(Original title)
Las brujas de Salem
Argentina
The Crucible
Australia
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Certification

Argentina
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13
Australia
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M
Bulgaria
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B
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Sensitive content guide

Sex & Nudity

Mild

Violence & Gore

Moderate

Profanity

Mild

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

None

Frightening & Intense Scenes

Moderate

Awards

BAFTA Awards (1997)
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Berlin International Film Festival (1997)
Golden Berlin Bear
Academy Awards, USA (1997)
Nominated
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
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