The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 American comedyfantasy film based on John Updikes novel of the same name. Directed by George Miller, the film stars Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne, alongside Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon as the eponymous witches.
A mysterious man Jack Nicholson arrives in town and stirs up trouble by buying the towns landmark property the Lennox Mansion. The arrival of this enigmatic stranger fascinates the townsfolk, all except for Felicia Alden Veronica Cartwright, the devoutly religious wife of newspaper editor Clyde Alden Richard Jenkins, Sukies boss. Although Felicia is not a witch, she is able to sense that this man whose name is easily forgotten is up to no good. One night, at one of Janes music recitals, the strange man appears and makes a spectacle of himself, which leads to more gossip. After the recital, Jane receives a bouquet of flowers with the initial D written on it. This sparks Sukies memory, finally revealing the mans name as Daryl Van Horne. However, as chaos over the name spreads through the crowd, Sukies bead necklace inexplicably breaks and falls to the floor, causing Felicia who had mocked Daryls name to trip down a large staircase and break her leg.The following day, Daryl sets out to seduce Alex. As he converses with her, he says insensitive, disgusting, and rude things every time he speaks. Appalled, she tells him off, refusing, and begins to walk out. Before she opens the door, he speaks to her, manipulating her emotions until she eventually agrees. The next morning, Daryl visits the shy and insecure Jane. As the two sit down and share polite conversation, Jane explains that the Lennox Mansion was built on a site where alleged witches were burned at the stake. Later that night, Daryl encourages Jane to play her cello with a wild abandon, never before achieved, playing faster and faster while accompanied by Daryl on the piano, until finally the strings break, the cello bursts into flame, and Jane flings herself upon Daryl with passion. The following week, Daryl invites all three of the women to his mansion, his sights now on Sukie. Later, as envy and rivalry emerge among the women, they inadvertently levitate a tennis ball. Finally aware of their magical abilities,