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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)

Gross:

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

When Bette Midler takes the stage at the town Halloween Party, she says "Hello Salem, my name is Winifred. What's yours?". This is a take-off of the famous line, "Hello world, my name is Rose, what's yours?" that is spoken by Mama Rose in the musical "Gypsy". Midler played Mama Rose in the television version, Gypsy (1993), the same year this film was released. See more »

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When Winifred is looking through her spell book, some of the pages have the same text. See more »

Quotes

Max: [Allison and Dani try attacking Billy] No, no! He's a *good* zombie.
Dani: Hi Billy!
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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 Little Shop of Horrors (1986) See more »

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Divertimento #17 In D, K. 334: III. Menuetto & Trio
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Bewitching Bette
5 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is funny, scary, but warm and human all at once. It emphasizes the value of families working together to help each other and does not create confusing messages about good and evil. It's a fast-paced comedy that does not trivialize the characters. Bette Midler's rendition of "I've Put a Spell on You" shows the depth of her talent as a singer/stage performer. The divine Ms. Bette has great chemistry with both Kathy Naijimy (how does she get her mouth to do that?), and Sarah Jessica Parker (amok, amok, amok). While the scary factor with corpses and death may not be appropriate for very small children, the movie is lots of fun for the whole family.


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