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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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Max
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Amanda Shepherd ...
Emily (as Amanda Shepherd)
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Ernie 'Ice' (as Larry Bagby III)
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Jay
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Dave
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Thackery
Steve Voboril ...
Elijah
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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

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Plot Keywords:

halloween | cat | candle | spell | virgin | See All (156) »

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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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16 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abracadabra  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,430,123 (UK) (12 November 1993)

Gross:

$39,514,713 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a February 10, 2008 interview on the BBC show "Breakfast", Bette Midler stated that out of all of her films, this live action Disney Halloween-themed film was her favorite. Her other favorite film role according to her autobiography "Bette Midler: Still Divine" was voicing the poodle Georgette in Oliver & Company (1988). See more »

Goofs

After Max lights the candle, and things start to happen within the house, Dani's hat is blown off by a gust of wind. When she puts the hat back on, her hair has been blown around. When the camera cuts to her again, her hair is back in the style it had prior to her losing her hat. See more »

Quotes

Max: [after Max drinks the vial] Now you have no choice! You'll have to take me!
[Winifred soars down to Max]
Winifred Sanderson: What a fool to give us thy life for thy sister's.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the parents finally stop dancing and leave the building, exhausted; Jay and Ernie have been forgotten about and are still dangling in their cages, singing Row Row Row Your Boat, then the camera pans over to the spell book as the eye opens once more. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Hocus Pocus XXX (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Sabre Dance
Written by George Wilson, Aram Khachaturyan (uncredited)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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User Reviews

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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