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A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

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Maidmasher / Cook (as Olafur Darri Olafsson)
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Manhugger / Lout #1
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Butcher Boy / Danish Driver (as Michael David Adamthwaite)
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Childchewer / Pub Landlord
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Meatdripper / Lout #3
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Storyline

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all. Written by Jwelch5742

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The world is more giant than you can imagine. See more »


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Rated PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,584,969 (USA) (1 July 2016)

Gross:

$55,472,665 (USA) (7 October 2016)
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Trivia

The performance-capture sets were constructed to accommodate the difference in size between the BFG and his bullying brothers, so that actors Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, and their gang of goliaths crouched and squeezed themselves into the grey-scale model of the BFG's cave, acting to a rag doll-sized BFG while actor Mark Rylance performed off camera , or, if space allowed, made himself small enough to crouch and provide his fellow actors with eye contact. See more »

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According to the postage date of one of the letters Sophie puts on the desktop, the events take place in September 1983. But when the Queen phones foreign presidents (suggested by the fact she tells to Nancy (Nancy Reagan) that she want to talk to Ronnie (Ronald Reagan)), she talks before with Boris. Assuming this refers to the Russian/Soviet leader, Boris Yeltsin was elected in 1991. Yuri Andropov headed the USSR at this time. See more »

Quotes

Fleshlumpeater: I has a boo boo
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Crazy Credits

"For our Melissa." See more »

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Edited from The BFG (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Barbiere Di Siviglia: Film Adaptation Of The Cavatina
from Barry Lyndon (1975)
Arranged by Leonard Rosenman
Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.
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A cool movie from Disney, it's good to see Spielberg going back to making children's films.
19 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

The BFG surprised me, I expected nothing but a boring and bland movie from Disney, luckily the movie is cool, has funny moments, the giant is a very charismatic character, Ruby Barnhill is fine, Ruby's chemistry Barnhill with Mark Rylance is very good, the look is beautiful, it has good moments, the final scene is cool, the script has problems, the movie takes a while to get nice, I found the beginning very slow and tedious, the direction of The master of Steven Spielberg is good, even though it is not comparable to his best works, The BFG is a fun movie, with some funny moments, has a nice story, even a script with problems, and some weak dialogues, the chemistry of the main characters is Very good, and the movie soundtracks are pretty cool. Note 6.7


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