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Hocus Pocus (1993)

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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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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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Storyline

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 (155) »

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It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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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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Trivia

A kid wearing a Michael Myers Mask and Clown Suit was seen out the front of the "Devils" house. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah Sanderson sings her song to summon all the children, it is way past the time for them to be in bed. Yet, when we see them all following her, they are still in their Halloween costumes. See more »

Quotes

Winifred Sanderson: Twist the bones and bend the back
SarahMary Sanderson: Itch-it-a-cop-it-a-Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca
Winifred Sanderson: Trim him of his baby fat
SarahMary Sanderson: Itch-it-a-cop-it-a-Mel-a-ka-mys-ti-ca
Winifred Sanderson: Give him fur black as black, just
Mary Sanderson: Like
Sarah: This!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the parents finally stop dancing and leave the building, exhausted; Jay and Ernie have been forgotten about and are still dangling in their cages, singing Row Row Row Your Boat, then the camera pans over to the spell book as the eye opens once more. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Sarah's Theme
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Brock Walsh
Performed by Sarah Jessica Parker
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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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