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Writers (WGA):
David Kirschner (story) and
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Release Date:
16 July 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Bewitching Bette See more (136 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Midler ... Winifred

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Sarah

Kathy Najimy ... Mary

Omri Katz ... Max

Thora Birch ... Dani

Vinessa Shaw ... Allison
Amanda Shepherd ... Emily (as Amanda Shepherd)

Larry Bagby ... Ernie 'Ice' (as Larry Bagby III)

Tobias Jelinek ... Jay

Stephanie Faracy ... Jenny

Charles Rocket ... Dave

Doug Jones ... Billy Butcherson
Karyn Malchus ... Headless Billy Butcherson

Sean Murray ... Thackery
Steve Voboril ... Elijah

Norbert Weisser ... Thackery's Father

Kathleen Freeman ... Miss Olin
D.A. Pauley ... Fireman #1
Ezra Sutton ... Fireman #2

Don Yesso ... Bus Driver

Michael McGrady ... Cop

Leigh Hamilton ... Cop's Girlfriend
Devon Reeves ... Little Girl 'Neat Broom'
Joseph Malone ... Singer
Jordan Redmond ... Little Angel
Frank Del Boccio ... Lobster Man
Jeff Neubauer ... Boy in Class
Teda Bracci ... Calamity Jane
Peggy Holmes ... Dancer

Jason Marsden ... Thackery Binx (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Garry Marshall ... Devil (Husband) (uncredited)

Penny Marshall ... The Master's Wife (uncredited)
Daniel Olsen ... Charlie's Friend (uncredited)
Taylor Stanley ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Kenny Ortega 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Kirschner (story) and
Mick Garris (story)

Mick Garris (screenplay) and
Neil Cuthbert (screenplay)

Produced by
Bonnie Bruckheimer .... co-producer
Mick Garris .... co-executive producer
Steven Haft .... producer
Jay Heit .... associate producer
David Kirschner .... producer
Ralph Winter .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Debney 
 
Cinematography by
Hiro Narita (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter E. Berger 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
 
Production Design by
William Sandell 
 
Art Direction by
Nancy Patton 
 
Set Decoration by
Rosemary Brandenburg 
 
Costume Design by
Mary E. Vogt  (as Mary Vogt)
 
Makeup Department
John Calpin .... special makeup effects artist
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist: Ms. Midler
John M. Elliott Jr. .... makeup artist
Cynthia Gardner .... makeup effects finance management: Alterian
Tony Gardner .... animatronic cat effects artist
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist
Kevin Haney .... makeup artist: Ms. Midler
Lee Harman .... makeup artist: Ms. Midler (as Lee C. Harman)
Vance Hartwell .... special makeup effects artist
John Henny Jr. .... special makeup effects artist
Steve LaPorte .... makeup artist
Carol Meikle .... key hair stylist
Cheri Minns .... key makeup artist
David Penikas .... special makeup effects artist
Margaret Prentice .... special makeup effects artist
Richard Sarre .... hair stylist
Julia L. Walker .... assistant hair stylist
Chet Zar .... special makeup effects artist
Jim Beinke .... wig trimming and dressing (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Vincent Agostino .... production supervisor: second unit
Whitney Green .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nandi Bowe .... second second assistant director
Ron Dempsey .... dga trainee
Bettiann Fishman .... second assistant director
Lisanne Sartor .... dga trainee
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Russell Bobbitt .... property master
William Boyd .... construction foreman
Philip Chapnick .... assistant props
Donna Cline .... storyboard artist
Mike Combs .... greens foreman
Bruce Di Valerio .... general construction foreman
Cal DiValerio .... construction coordinator
Ray Fisher .... lead man: Salem, MA
Bruce Fuselier .... set dresser
Patricia Garrity .... buyer (as Patti Garrity)
Giacomo G. Ghiazza .... illustrator
Paul W. Gorfine .... stand-by scenic
Curtis Gutierrez .... set dresser
James Hegedus .... storyboard artist
Allan Johnson .... propmaker
Martha Johnston .... set designer
Doug Lefler .... storyboard artist
Robin A. Linn .... sculptor
Fred Lucky .... storyboard illustrator
James P. Meehan .... on-set dresser
Laura Molina .... props
Angi Neff .... art department coordinator
Brad Ricker .... set designer
Kurt Smith .... carpenter
Chris L. Spellman .... lead man
Tom von Badinski .... welder
Butch McCarthy .... greensman (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... adr editor
Charles J. Bond .... boom operator
Midge Costin .... sound editor (as Marguerite Costin)
John P. Fasal .... special sound effects (as John Fasal)
Marva Fucci .... assistant sound editor
David Gertz .... foley mixer
Howell Gibbens .... sound editor
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor
Denise Horta .... supervising adr editor
David J. Hudson .... re-recording mixer
Suhail Kafity .... sound editor (as Suhail F. Kafity)
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer
James Likowski .... foley editor
Victoria Martin .... supervising foley editor
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
F. Hudson Miller .... sound editor
James Moriana .... foley artist
Maggie Ostroff .... assistant sound editor
R.J. Palmer .... sound editor
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Christopher C. Schiavo .... assistant sound editor
Fred Schultz .... production sound mixer
Kevin Spears .... adr editor
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Denise Whiting .... supervising adr editor (as Denise Whiting-Gonz)
Thomas Whiting .... adr editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Donald T. Black .... special effects
Louis R. Cooper .... special effects
Eugene Crum .... special effects technician
Geno Crum .... special effects
Greg Curtis .... special effects (as William G. Curtis)
David Fedele .... puppet effects
Donald Frazee .... special effects
Logan Frazee .... special effects (as Logan Z. Frazee)
Terry D. Frazee .... special effects
Rick Lazzarini .... miniature flying witch puppets
Donald Myers .... special effects foreman
Carolyn Oros .... special effects technician
Bill Sturgeon .... creature foreman
Tommy Williamson .... animatronics (as Tom Williamson)
Harold Weed .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
William Aylsworth .... digital artist
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World
Elissa Bello .... effects animator
Colin Brady .... animator: Binx the cat
Aaron Campbell .... digital line remover
Marsha Gray Carrington .... rotoscoping artist
Daniele Colajacomo .... visual effects animator: Rhythm & Hues
Denise Davis .... visual effects coordinator: in house
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production: Matte World
James DeValera Mansfield .... effects animator
Dennis Dorney .... digital lineup
Mark Dornfeld .... supervisor
Brian Flora .... matte artist
Brian Flora .... visual effects
Allen Gonzales .... visual effects: animator
Bruce Hatakeyama .... digital engineer
Joel Hladecek .... motion control camera
David Hochstadter .... compositing supervisor: FuseFX
Kevin Koneval .... optical camera
Paul Lasaine .... matte painting supervisor
Bill Mather .... matte artist
Bill Mather .... visual effects
Rich McKay .... camera assistant
Rich McKay .... matte camera operator
Peter Montgomery .... visual effects supervisor
Craig Newman .... supervisor
Michael Pangrazio .... special visual effects supervisor
Thomas Quinn .... miniature pyro effects supervisor
Winston Quitasol .... optical lineup
Wally Schaab .... digital compositor
Suponwich Juck Somsaman .... animator
Carolyn Soper .... visual effects producer
Bruce Tauscher .... digital compositor
Juliette Yager .... visual effects editor
Joseph Yanuzzi .... visual effects editor
William L. Arance .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Scott Schneider .... model maker (uncredited)
Harry Walton .... optical effects: Image FX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Laura Dash .... stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts
Annie Ellis .... stunt performer
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunt double
Karen Getz .... stunts
Michelle Johnston .... stunts
Carol Neilson .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Cecilie Stuart .... stunts
Jennifer Watson-Johnston .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Anderson .... camera operator (as Roy Anderson)
Steve Aredas .... camera loader (as Steven Aredas)
Ben Beaird .... key grip
Jason Carter .... second assistant camera
Jeff Case .... dolly grip (as Jeffrey S. Case)
Doug Cook .... best boy grip
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
James 'Spud' Danicic .... remote head technician: Power Pod
Frank Del Boccio .... first assistant camera
Robert DePerna .... gaffer
Tim Driscoll .... grip
Michael Everett .... best boy electric
Dennis Flanderka .... grip
Kristin R. Glover .... camera operator
Lisa Guerriero .... additional second assistant camera
Brandy Hill .... animation camera
John R. Kaplan .... best boy grip: second unit, Boston
Paddy Kean .... additional second assistant camera
Warren Kroeger .... lamp operator
Jeffrey Laszlo .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Jeff Laszlo)
Steven Mann .... camera operator: "b" camera
Steven Mann .... first assistant camera
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Raman Rao .... gaffer
Gregory Romero .... grip
Richard Stevens .... second assistant camera (as Richard M. Stevens)
Jim Thibo .... additional second assistant camera
Bill Trautvetter .... camera operator: "b" camera
William M. Weberg .... grip
Marc Marino .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Chris Bailey .... animation supervisor
Chris Bailey .... animator
Meg Freeman .... animator
John Hughes .... animator
Keith Hunter .... animator
Nancy Kato .... animator
David Keller .... animator
Michael Lessa .... animation supervisor
Michael Lessa .... animator
Les Major .... animator
Will McCown .... animator
Rodian Paul .... animator
Bert Terreri .... animator
Larry Weinberg .... animator
 
Casting Department
Wendy Hallin .... cast assistant
Mary Hidalgo .... casting assistant
Carolyn Pickman .... location casting
Rick Simone .... cast assistant
Gregory Smith .... casting associate
Matthew Messinger .... casting: New York (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Bronson .... costumer: men (as John D. Bronson)
Dorothy Bulac .... specialty costumer
Barbara Marko Friedman .... costumer
Randy Gardell .... specialty costume keyperson
Tricia Bercsi Wilkin .... set costumer (as Tricia Bercsi)
Diana Wilson .... costumer: women
Pamela Wise .... costumer
Greg Aronowitz .... specialty costumes (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Christopher E. Bennett .... apprentice film editor
Jonathan Cates .... assistant editor
John Coniglio .... assistant editor (as John R. Coniglio)
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
John Haggar .... assistant editor
Joe Parisella .... colorist
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
 
Location Management
Lori A. Balton .... location manager
Deborah Laub .... location manager
Jeff N. Maclean .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Cy Coleman .... song
Don Davis .... orchestrator
John Debney .... conductor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Dominic Fidelibus .... supervising music copyist
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Sidney James .... on-camera music supervisor (as Sid James)
Alexander Janko .... auricle programmer
Rolf Johnson .... assistant music editor
Carolyn Leigh .... song
David Marquette .... music assembler
John Richards .... music scoring mixer
Marc Shaiman .... musical arrangement: additional arrangements
Ed Smart .... musician
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Brock Walsh .... special lyrics
Reggie Wilson .... music contractor
Lars Clutterham .... copyist (uncredited)
Katherine Quittner .... music editor: temp score (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
Matt Walker .... music executive (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Hedy Phil Balani .... driver generator operator: Boston
Peter Chittel .... transportation captain
Peter R. Chittell .... transportation captain
Bob Hendrix .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Hilary Adahms .... stand-in
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor (as Pam Alch)
Chris M. Allport .... additional voice
Arlana Amini .... production assistant
Vanna Bonta .... adr voice: French teacher
Billy Bowles .... adr voice
Rebeca Brookshire .... assistant: Mr. Winter
Bob Cavenaugh .... adr voice
Robert Clotworthy .... adr voice
Blaine Converse .... administrator: BVVE
David Coons .... engineer
David L. Corrigan .... stand-in
Kathleen M. Courtney .... production coordinator
David Craig .... assistant: Mr. Haft (as David R. Craig)
Jeanie Daniels .... payroll accountant
Jennifer Darling .... adr voice
Burr DeBenning .... adr voice
Debi Derryberry .... adr voice
Diana Donaldson .... assistant: Mr. Ortega
Andy Fickman .... production executive
Mercedes Gan .... adr voice
Tony Gardner .... puppeteer: "Binx"
Mary Beth Gentle .... assistant: Mr. Winter
Gary Gero .... animal expert
Claire A. Glidden .... assistant: Mr. Kirschner
Patrick Gorman .... adr voice
Scot Greenidge .... engineering
Stacy Hagen .... production secretary (as Stacy M. Hagen)
Thomas Hahn .... engineer
Marc A. Hammer .... production assistant (as Marc Hammer)
Peggy Holmes .... choreographer
John J. Kelly .... assistant accountant
Blaine Kennison .... technical administrator
Brad D. LaFave .... production assistant
Louis Lanchantin .... production assistant
Ashlee Levitch .... adr voice
Brad Lowman .... engineering
Gabriel Luque .... adr voice
Sherry Lynn .... adr voice
Larry Madrid .... cat trainer
Edward Mannix .... adr voice
Rick Marcena .... assistant accountant
Anndi McAfee .... adr voice
Mickie McGowan .... adr voice
Seth Miller .... production assistant
Larry Moss .... adr voice
Peter Nye .... engineer
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Joseph K. Park .... production assistant
Lindsay Parker .... adr voice
David Oliver Pfeil .... title design
Kim Quam .... set medic
Jan Rabson .... adr voice
Robert Schrock .... assistant: Mr. Ortega
Michael Shantzis .... engineer
Sharon L. Simon .... production accountant (as Sharon Simon Rellick)
Cheryl Stanley .... assistant: Mr. Haft
Bill Sturgeon .... puppeteer
Yvette Taylor .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Derek Wade .... production secretary
Byron Werner .... engineering
Tommy Williamson .... puppeteer (as Tom Williamson)
Marcia Wood .... assistant production coordinator
Kim Wozniak .... accountant: visual effects unit
Kim Wozniak .... accountant: wrap
Deborah Wuliger .... unit publicist
Paul Yanover .... digital engineer
Paul Yanover .... engineering
Anne Lockhart .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Michael Peavey .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jeffrey Katzenberg .... special thanks
David Kirschner .... special thanks
Chris Montan .... special thanks
Ralph Winter .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some scary sequences, and for language
Runtime:
96 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The script was written as a Disney Channel Original Movie; however, it caught the eyes of a few bigger studio heads at Disney, and they felt it was strong enough to carry a good theatrical performance.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Right after they become younger, Winnie's hair is partially covered by the hood of her shawl. In the next shot the shawl is gone completely.See more »
Quotes:
Sarah:Farewell, mortal bus boy!See more »
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Soundtrack:
I Put a Spell on YouSee more »

FAQ

What are the words to the song that Sarah Sanderson sings to entice all the children in Salem?
Did Sean Murray do the voice for the Thackery Binx cat?
If witches can't stand on hallowed ground, how did Winifred stand on it to try to kill Max?
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29 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Bewitching Bette, 5 July 2005
Author: robinpoe from United States

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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