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Hocus Pocus (1993)

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

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Max
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Amanda Shepherd ...
Emily (as Amanda Shepherd)
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Ernie 'Ice' (as Larry Bagby III)
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Jay
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Thackery
Steve Voboril ...
Elijah
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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 | spell | virgin | See All (156) »

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It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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16 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abracadabra  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,430,123 (UK) (12 November 1993)

Gross:

$39,514,713 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a 20th anniversary screening of Hocus Pocus, Doug Jones ("Billy Butcherson") revealed the moths that come out of his mouth at the end of Hocus Pocus are real and not CGI. See more »

Goofs

During the adult's Halloween party scene, Dani tries to tell her mother about the Sandersons, and Jenny, thinking she's just on a sugar high, asks "How much candy have you had, honey?" To which Dani replies "I haven't OD'd! I haven't even had a piece!" This is a lie. She had a chocolate witch lollipop at Allison's Halloween party earlier, though she could've forgotten with all the excitement. See more »

Quotes

Fireman #1: [after the 'burning rain of death' is shut off] Teenagers again.
Fireman #2: I hate Halloween!
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney logo at the start is tinted blue (the one at the end has the usual coloring). See more »


Soundtracks

Divertimento #17 In D, K. 334: III. Menuetto & Trio
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Bewitching.
8 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I prepared my self when I sat down to watch this movie, expecting a boring Disney film not for my generation. But this movie was hilarious! Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker were fantastic in their roles as the witches, especially Midler in her role as Winifred. Unfortunately there is no soundtrack to this film, which is a shame but not a tragedy. Overall a fantastic film that the whole family should enjoy.


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