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Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG  |   |  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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Abracadabra  »

Box Office

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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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In this film, Sarah Jessica Parker plays a witch who was executed during the Salem Witch Trials in the late 1600s. While researching her family history for the show Who Do You Think You Are? (2004), Parker was shocked to discover that her 10th great-grandmother Esther Elwell was arrested in Salem in the late 1600s for committing "sundry acts of witchcraft" and choking a neighbour to death. Esther's case never went to court, she escaped with her life and the accusation ended the Salem Witch Trials. Parker said: "It has changed everything about who I thought I was." See more »

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When Sarah sings her song she's in the sky above the lighthouse along the coastline of Marblehead - one town over from Salem. See more »

Quotes

Allison: Officer, this is not a prank!
Dani: Really!
Cop: HEY! I put my life on the line to protect this community, and you punks pull this? Get outta here.
Allison: [runs off in fear with Max, Dani, and Binx] Come on, Dani.
Cop: And take that cat with you.
[the cop laughs]
Cop's Girlfriend: [comes out wearing a Halloween costume] What's so funny, Eddie?
Cop: Ah, just a bunch of kids pulling my chain. They thought I was a real cop.
[his girlfriend laughs]
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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 The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Sabre Dance
Written by George Wilson
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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A+ 5 Stars
15 April 2001 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was a good movie for the whole family. There is something for everyone in this movie.... singing,comedy,some action,very good music and thrills (for the younger audience). The director spiced the movie up with musical numbers by Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler. There were also some good stars in the movie; Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and a young Thora Birch (she was so cute in this movie).It's terrible that the only score for this movie was a promo CD (which is very hard to find and very expensive if you do find it)... and not a soundtrack. I really hope that Disney or some company re-releases the DVD version of this great movie.


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