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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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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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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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16 July 1993 (USA)  »

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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

Rosie O'Donnell was originally offered the role of Mary Sanderson, but it was ultimately given to Kathy Najimy. O'Donnell claims on her blog that she turned down the offer to work with the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) because she didn't want to be a "scary witch". See more »

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While in the museum, after being thrown to the floor, Max's lighter flies out of his hand and behind the desk. We don't see him pick it up, but once they're in the cemetery, he has it again. See more »

Quotes

Dani: Officer! Officer!
Allison: Officer, we need your help.
Cop: What's the problem?
Dani: [to Max] Tell him.
Allison: Go ahead.
Max: [nervously] Well, um - well, you see - I just moved here. Well, you see? It's like this: I - I broke into the old Sanderson house and I brought the witches back from the dead. See, I even have the book.
Cop: [disapprovingly] You lit the Black-Flamed Candle?
Max: Yeah.
Cop: Come on. Okay, let's get on the sidewalk.
Dani: And he's a virgin.
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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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References Halloween (1978) See more »

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Sarah's Theme
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Brock Walsh
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**** out of ****
9 October 1999 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

I don't what the critics were talking about, but I found Hocus Pocus to be extreme fun, from start to finish. The use of color and the sets is all magical, giving the movie a strange fairy-tale feel. I also found it to be very funny with great special-effects. The movie's just plain fun. The three witches, thankfully, aren't flat and dull. This movie is scary without being profane (ala Mighty Joe Young) or super duper frightening. A great film that's much better than most Disney live-action films today.


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