PG certificateWillow is a Film programme that first aired in 1988 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Willow is a 3 star programme

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Willow (1988)

Directed by
Ron Howard

An unknown baby is born deep in the dank dungeons beneath the castle of the sorceress Bavmorda, a lady who sounds like she eats lowing calves for breakfast and had a previous career as outside linebacker for the Cleveland Browns.

Bavmorda knows of the prophecy which says that the child will end her rule. She decides to switch to the Herod the Great baby-rich diet, but a midwife snatches the child away and flees. Pursued by Bavmorda's hellish hounds, the midwife is forced to abandon the child, throwing her into a river, which is where she is discovered by our dwarf hero Willow (Warwick Davis).

Willow then takes the baby to a good witch, who will protect her. The journey to safety is filled with a variety of trolls, fairies and other Sunday afternoon strollers, including charming rascal Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) who falls in beside Willow until he develops a crush for Sorsha (Joanne Whalley), the daughter of Bavmorda, and promptly rushes off set to marry her.

George Lucas and director Ron Howard go back years. Howard, who has made several box-office breakers since Willow (Apollo 13, How The Grinch Stole Christmas) starred in an early Lucas effort, the seminal American Graffiti.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1988

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Willow next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 March 2nd, 4:05pm and on Film4 Plus 1 March 2nd, 5:05pm. See more...

Cast

Image for Val KilmerVal Kilmer...Madmartigan
Joanne Whalley...Sorsha
Image for Warwick DavisWarwick Davis...Willow Ufgood
Image for Jean MarshJean Marsh...Queen Bavmorda
Patricia Hayes...Fin Raziel
Billy Barty...High Aldwin
Patrick Roach...General Kael
Gavan O'Herlihy...Airk Thaughbaer
David Steinberg...Meegosh
Phil Fondacaro...Vohnkar
Image for Tony CoxTony Cox...Vohnkar warrior
Robert Gillibrand...Vohnkar warrior
Mark Northover...Burglekutt
Image for Kevin PollakKevin Pollak...Rool
Rick Overton...Franjean
Maria Holvoe...Cherlindrea
Julie Peters...Kaiya Ufgood
Mark Vande Brake...Ranon Ufgood
Dawn Downing...Mims Ufgood
Michael Cotterill...Druid