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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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Thackery
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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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16 July 1993 (USA)  »

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Abracadabra  »

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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

The ballad hit "Almost Unreal" by Swedish pop duo Roxette was originally meant to be included in the movie's soundtrack, but it was dropped and used in Super Mario Bros. (1993) instead. See more »

Goofs

When Max sets off the sprinkler system in the Sanderson house, he stands directly below it and gets completely drenched. When he runs out of the house, his jacket is totally dry. See more »

Quotes

Jay: Let's have a butt.
Max: No thanks, I don't smoke.
Ernie "Ice": They're very health conscious in Los Angeles.
[Jay and Ice laugh]
Jay: You got any cash? Hollywood?
Max: No.
Ernie "Ice": Gee, we don't get any smokes from you. We don't get any cash. What am I supposed do do with my afternoon.
Max: Maybe you could learn to breathe threw your nose.
[Jay laughs but stops as Ice offensively glares at him]
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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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Spoofed in Hocus Pocus XXX (2010) 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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