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Hocus Pocus (1993)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  16 July 1993 (USA)
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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.

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Emily (as Amanda Shepherd)
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Ernie 'Ice' (as Larry Bagby III)
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300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence... Written by anonymous

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halloween | cat | candle | virgin | black cat | See more »

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It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!


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Rated PG for some scary sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,430,123 (UK) (12 November 1993)

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£1,992,531 (UK) (10 December 1993)
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Trivia

Strangely, the film was released in the Summer of 1993, rather than in the Fall. See more »

Goofs

Before they go trick or treating, Dani tells Max that there is a full moon out. The movie is set in 1993, but the last time there was a full moon on Halloween was in 1974. The next will not occur until 2020. See more »

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Master's Wife: Okay that's it, party's over! Get out of my house!
Master: Now, puddin' face...
Master's Wife: Shove it, Satan!
Sarah: Ooh. Thou mustn't speak to Master in such a manner.
Master: They call me Master.
Master's Wife: Wait 'til you see what I'm gonna call you. Now, tart-face, take your Clark bars and get out of my house!
Winifred Sanderson: Make us!
[the witches gather around her]
Master's Wife: Honeybunch...
Master's Wife: Ralph, sic 'em!
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The Walt Disney logo at the start is tinted blue (the one at the end has the usual coloring). See more »

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Sabre Dance
Written by George Wilson
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The critics couldn't be more off-target!
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While I've been enjoying this film for years, I only recently decided to read some reviews for it, and am shocked! The truth is, this film is a wonderfully comical and charming tale of three Salem witches that are resurrected by a teenage boy, who, with the help of his little sister and love interest, must try to stop them from stealing the souls of children. This movie really sparkles in the representations of the witches, who are all cast perfectly. Bette Midler provides for a hilarious and almost frightening Winifred (the leader), Sarah Jessica Parker shines as the sexy, dim-witted Sarah, and Kathy Najimy is marvelous as the funny, perky Mary. What makes the film even better is that there are two stunning musical numbers--Midler's delightful "I Put a Spell on You" and Parker's hypnotic "Come, Little Children." Ignore the critics, "Hocus Pocus" is perfect not only for Halloween, but for any time of the year!


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