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Director:
Writers (WGA):
David Kirschner (story) and
Mick Garris (story) ...
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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 teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' 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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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

Jodie-Amy Rivera ... 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
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
Carol Meikle .... key hair stylist
Cheri Minns .... key makeup artist
Margaret Prentice .... special makeup effects artist
Richard Sarre .... hair stylist
Julia L. Walker .... assistant hair stylist
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
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Russell Bobbitt .... property master
William Boyd .... construction foreman
Philip Chapnick .... assistant props
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)
Paul W. Gorfine .... stand-by scenic
Curtis Gutierrez .... set dresser
Allan Johnson .... propmaker
Martha Johnston .... set designer
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 .... sound 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 .... sound re-recording mixer
F. Hudson Miller .... sound editor
James Moriana .... foley artist
Maggie Ostroff .... assistant sound editor
R.J. Palmer .... sound editor
Terry Porter .... sound 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
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
Tom Williamson .... animatronics
Harold Weed .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor: Matte World
Elissa Bello .... effects animator
Colin Brady .... animator: Binx the cat
Aaron Campbell .... digital line remover
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
Allen Gonzales .... visual effects: animator
Bruce Hatakeyama .... digital engineer
Joel Hladecek .... motion control camera
Paul Lasaine .... matte painting supervisor
Rich McKay .... camera assistant
Rich McKay .... matte camera operator
Peter Montgomery .... visual effects 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
Juliette Yager .... visual effects editor
Joseph Yanuzzi .... visual effects editor
William L. Arance .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Scott Schneider .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Laura Dash .... 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
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
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
Nancy Kato .... animator
 
Casting Department
Carolyn Pickman .... location casting
Matthew Messinger .... casting: New York (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Bercsi .... set costumer (as Tricia Bercsi)
Dan Bronson .... costumer: men (as John D. Bronson)
Dorothy Bulac .... specialty costumer
Barbara Marko Friedman .... costumer
Randy Gardell .... specialty costume keyperson
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
 
Music Department
Don Davis .... orchestrator
John Debney .... conductor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Rolf Johnson .... assistant music editor
Ed Smart .... musician
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Katherine Quittner .... music editor: temp score (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Hedy Phil Balani .... driver generator operator: Boston
 
Other crew
Hilary Adahms .... stand-in
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor (as Pam Alch)
Chris M. Allport .... additional voice
Arlana Amini .... production assistant
Lori A. Balton .... location manager
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 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
Claire A. Glidden .... assistant: Mr. Kirschner
Patrick Gorman .... adr voice
Stacy Hagen .... production secretary (as Stacy M. Hagen)
Marc A. Hammer .... production assistant (as Marc Hammer)
John J. Kelly .... assistant accountant
Blaine Kennison .... technical administrator
Brad D. LaFave .... production assistant
Louis Lanchantin .... production assistant
Deborah Laub .... location manager
Ashlee Levitch .... adr voice
Gabriel Luque .... adr voice
Sherry Lynn .... adr voice
Jeff N. Maclean .... assistant location manager
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
Joseph K. Park .... production assistant
Lindsay Parker .... adr voice
Kim Quam .... set medic
Jan Rabson .... adr voice
Robert Schrock .... assistant: Mr. Ortega
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
Tom Williamson .... puppeteer
Marcia Wood .... assistant production coordinator
Kim Wozniak .... accountant: visual effects unit
Kim Wozniak .... accountant: wrap
Deborah Wuliger .... unit publicist
Anne Lockhart .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Michael Peavey .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some scary sequences, and for language
Runtime:
96 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sean Murray played the human Thackery Binx in human form, but was dubbed over by Jason Marsden, voice of the cat Binx, for consistency.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Sarah Sanderson's hair changes from curly to wavy to straight throughout the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Winifred Sanderson:My ungodly book speaks to you. On All Hallow's Eve, when the moon is round, a virgin, will summon us from under the ground. Oh Oh! We shall be back, and the lives of all the children of Salem will be mine!
[All three witches cackle]
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Movie Connections:
References Halloween (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Divertimento #17 In D, K. 334: III. Menuetto & TrioSee more »

FAQ

What is 'Hocus Pocus' about?
Is "Hocus Pocus" based on a book?
What are the words to the song that Sarah Sanderson sings to entice all the children in Salem?
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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
10/10, 16 April 2007
Author: az882004 from United Kingdom

This movie came out when i was 5 years old, I had seen the trailers for it and I couldn't wait for it to come out. Back then it was my favourite movie of all time. I would watch it every day, sometimes twice a day... (I know, sad, right?} Now i am 18 and it is still among the best movies EVER!!! I wish that they would do a sequel with the original cast! That would be so cool! Something like... They come back to get revenge on Danny and her new boyfriend or son or something. I don't think they will though! I would love to be in it! ! ! It is such an amazing mix of history, drama, comedy, supernatural and playfulness. I read that this was originally going to be a TV movie for the Disney channel and not have Sarah, Bette and Kathy in it at all. Boy are we lucky they were. I know that it sounds like I am babbling on a bit and not making much sense but they won't let me post this message if it is less than 10 lines! How ridiculous is that? It would be better if I could just write what I want to say and not have to fill the ten lines with nonsense just so I can post a comment!

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