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Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG  |   |  Comedy, 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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The making of Hocus Pocus.

Director: Kenny Ortega
Stars: Daniel Henares, Bette Midler, Eric Anderson
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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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Elijah
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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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Comedy | 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)  »

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Abracadabra  »

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Budget:

$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

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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When Jay and Ernie are throwing toilet paper, Ernie is wearing a black hat, but in the next close up shot the hat is gone. See more »

Quotes

Thackery Binx: Elijah! Elijah!
[he runs up to Elijah]
Thackery Binx: Hast thou seen my sister Emily?
Elijah: Nay. But look.
[he points to purple smoke in the sky]
Elijah: They conjure.
Thackery Binx: Oh, God. The woods!
[he and Elijah run towards the field and see Sarah leading Emily into the woods]
Thackery Binx: Emily!
Elijah: She's done for.
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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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Referenced in The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.31 (1998) See more »

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Divertimento #17 In D, K. 334: III. Menuetto & Trio
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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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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