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Hocus Pocus (1993)

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

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Cast

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Max
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Emily (as Amanda Shepherd)
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Ernie 'Ice' (as Larry Bagby III)
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Jay
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Headless Billy Butcherson
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abracadabra  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$39,514,713
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

William "Billy" Butcherson died on May 1, 1693. See more »

Goofs

When Winifred is riding her broom, she pulls alongside Max in the driver's side as he races away from the Sanderson home after saving Dani, and asks for his driver's permit. She died 300 years earlier, so she shouldn't know about driver's permits or cars. She could have learned from the bus driver when she rode the bus earlier that night. See more »

Quotes

Emily: Thackery Binx, what took thee so long?
Thackery Binx: I'm sorry, Emily. I had to wait three hundred years for a virgin to light a candle.
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney logo at the start is tinted blue (the one at the end has the usual coloring). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Sarah's Theme
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Brock Walsh
Performed by Sarah Jessica Parker
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Bewitching.
8 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I prepared my self when I sat down to watch this movie, expecting a boring Disney film not for my generation. But this movie was hilarious! Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker were fantastic in their roles as the witches, especially Midler in her role as Winifred. Unfortunately there is no soundtrack to this film, which is a shame but not a tragedy. Overall a fantastic film that the whole family should enjoy.


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