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The Craft -- A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
3 May 1996 (USA) See more »
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A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robin Tunney ... Sarah Bailey

Fairuza Balk ... Nancy Downs

Neve Campbell ... Bonnie

Rachel True ... Rochelle

Skeet Ulrich ... Chris Hooker

Christine Taylor ... Laura Lizzie

Breckin Meyer ... Mitt

Nathaniel Marston ... Trey

Cliff De Young ... Mr. Bailey

Assumpta Serna ... Lirio

Helen Shaver ... Grace Downs

Jeanine Jackson ... Jenny

Brenda Strong ... Doctor
Elizabeth Guber ... Laura's Friend
Jennifer Greenhut ... Laura's Friend

Arthur Senzy ... Vagrant

Endre Hules ... Monsieur Thepot
Mark Conlon ... Swimming Coach
Christine Louise Mills ... Stewardess (as Christine Louise Berry)
William Newman ... Street Preacher
Erin Tavin ... Homeless Mother

Rod Britt ... Priest
Brogan Roche ... Insurance Man
Rebecca McLaughlin ... Biology Teacher

Tony Genaro ... Bus Driver

Janet Rotblatt ... Homeroom Teacher
Jason Filardi ... Paramedic
Karyn J. Dean ... Whispering Girl
Danielle Koenig ... Whispering Girl
Janet Eilber ... Sarah's Mother

Esther Scott ... Asylum Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tory Christopher ... Bus Rider (uncredited)

Holly Marie Combs ... Tasha Powell (uncredited)
Glory Fioramonti ... Red-Haired Woman in Car (uncredited)

Christian Greenia ... Student (uncredited)

John Kapelos ... Ray (uncredited)

Darin Mangan ... Student (uncredited)
Gloria Koehn Straube ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew Fleming 
Writing credits
Peter Filardi (story)

Peter Filardi (screenplay) and
Andrew Fleming (screenplay)

Produced by
Ginny Nugent .... executive producer
Lisa Tornell .... co-producer
Douglas Wick .... producer
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeff Freeman 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
Production Design by
Marek Dobrowolski 
Art Direction by
Gae S. Buckley 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Nye 
Costume Design by
Deborah Everton 
Makeup Department
Jim Beinke .... makeup effects artist
Jim Beinke .... makeup effects project supervisor
Beatrice De Alba .... hair stylist
Tony Gardner .... makeup effects supervisor
Jeffrey Hamilton .... makeup artist
Monique Suraci .... assistant hair stylist
Michelle Vittone .... assistant makeup artist
Cynthia Gardner .... makeup effects finance manager (uncredited)
Sean Kenney .... lens technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Barry H. Waldman .... unit production manager (as Barry Waldman)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara M. Ravis .... second assistant director (as Barbara Ravis)
Nancy Townsend .... second second assistant director
John R. Woodward .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mauro Borrelli .... illustrator
Max E. Brehme .... lead man (as Max Brehme)
Amy Durose .... on-set dresser (as Amy DuRose)
Beth Elliott .... scenic artist
Helen Gabrielle Gliniak .... assistant to production designer (as Gabrielle Gliniak)
Nicole Koenigsberger .... assistant art director
Sean Mannion .... property master
Douglas Noe .... principal artist (as Doug Noe)
Natalie Richards .... set designer
Jennine Rimer .... assistant property master (as jenny rimer)
Brana Rosenfeld .... assistant set decorator
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator (as John Samson)
Dave Smith .... principal artist
Julie Witherington .... assistant property master (as Julie Sexsmith)
Wesley Wofford .... principal artist (as Wes Wofford)
Chris Buchinsky .... illustrator (uncredited)
Doug Crawford .... carpenter (uncredited)
Lee J. Jashinsky .... painter (uncredited)
Jeffrey McMahon .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Gary Metzen .... construction (uncredited)
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor (uncredited)
Jeff O'Bannon .... laborer (uncredited)
James R. Shumaker .... set dresser (uncredited)
Gaylene West .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... dialogue editor
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer
Scott W. Anderson .... sound effects editor
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
James Beshears .... supervising adr editor (as Jim Beshears)
Moe Chamberlain .... boom operator
Yann Delpuech .... sound effects designer
David Diamond .... cable person
David Diamond .... second boom operator
David Diamond .... utility sound
Michael Haight .... dialogue editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist (as Pamela Nedd Kahn)
Gregory King .... supervising sound effects editor (as Greg King)
Bobby Mackston .... supervising sound editor
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
John Murray .... supervising foley editor
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (as Timothy A. Pearson)
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Jim Stuebe .... production sound mixer
Christopher Flick .... foley editor (uncredited)
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Rob Nokes .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Scott Garcia .... special effects
David P. Kelsey .... special effects coordinator (as Dave Kelsey)
Ron Macinnes .... special effects (as Ron MacInnes)
Douglas Noe .... principal artist (as Doug Noe)
Dave Smith .... principal artist
Gary Zink .... special effects
Becky Ochoa .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Janel Alexander .... technical assistant
Suzy Brown .... digital artist
Brummbaer .... digital artist: butterfly sequence
Mageara Cameron .... visual effects coordinator
Jason Dowdeswell .... lead digital artist
David Drzewiecki .... special effects director of photography
Sheena Duggal .... Inferno artist: SPI
Thomas F. Ford IV .... flame technical assistant (as Tom Ford)
Frank Foster .... computer graphics department supervisor: butterfly sequence
Kiki Francoise .... digital artist (as Kiki Candela)
Robin Griffin .... visual effects coordinator
Mark Holmes .... Flame artist
Walter F. Hyneman .... computer graphics supervisor
Stephen Kennedy .... digital artist (as Steve Kennedy)
Scott Kilburn .... lead digital artist: SPI
Kenneth Kurras .... film recording technician
Christopher Leone .... I/O supervisor
Anthony Mabin .... Flame artist
Janet McAndless .... digital artist: butterfly sequence
George Merkert .... visual effects executive producer
Raquel Morales .... digital artist
Rachel Nicoll .... digital artist
Megan Omi .... lead digital artist
Suzanne Pastor .... visual effects producer
Kelley Ray .... visual effects supervisor (as Kelley R. Ray)
Rebecca Ruether .... digital artist
Michael Sanchez .... digital artist: butterfly sequence
David Schaub .... lead digital artist: butterfly sequence
Andrea Scholer .... digital artist
Lisa Suzuki .... digital artist
Lynn Tigar .... digital artist
Kristen Trattner .... digital artist (as Kristen D. Trattner)
Manny Wong .... digital artist
Chris Bowers .... visual effects (uncredited)
Michael J. Walker .... visual effects camera operator (uncredited)
Glory Fioramonti .... stunt coordinator
Sherry Peterson .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Felipe Savahge .... stunt double (uncredited)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bertram .... grip
Kat Bueno .... grip
Katherine M. Butler .... first assistant camera (as Kate Butler)
Wayne L. Duncan .... grip
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator
David Garden .... camera operator (as David M. Garden)
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Al LaVerde .... key grip
Ned Martin .... camera operator
Glenn E. Moran .... assistant chief lighting technician
Andy Ryan .... gaffer
Ty Suehiro .... second grip
Scott Whitman .... first assistant camera
Clay H. Wilson .... dolly grip
Erik A. Erichsen .... rigging best boy electric (uncredited)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Gene Hara .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Darryl Murchison .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
David Schmalz .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Stephen Thorp .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Animation Department
Chris Casady .... animator: lightning bolt
Casting Department
Amy Gerber .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonya Ooten .... set costumer
Sarah Shawe .... wardrobe supervisor (as Sarah A. Shaw)
Heidi Odum Strasburg .... set costumer (as Heidi Strasburg)
Editorial Department
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Michael Rafferty .... second assistant editor
Jan Wesley .... first assistant film editor
Location Management
Gary Kesell .... location manager (as Gary Michael Kesell)
Brett Williams .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Jeffrey Pollack .... executive music consultant
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
Tim Simonec .... orchestrator
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Brian Williams .... music designer
Joshua Winget .... music editor
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Al Boone .... transportation co-captain
Geno Hart .... transportation captain
Brian Apt .... transportation office (uncredited)
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Gene Hubert .... driver (uncredited)
William R. Peck .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
David Allsberry .... animal wrangler
Jennifer Anderson .... production assistant (as Jennifer Taback)
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor (as Robin M. Anderson)
Jim Beinke .... project foreman
Anthony Ceccomancini .... coordinator: butterfly sequence (as Anthony J. Ceccomancini)
Kathi Danielson .... first assistant accountant (as Kathi Evans)
Pat Devin .... technical advisor
Terry Dunn .... production accountant
Matthew R. Eyraud .... production assistant (as Matt Eyraud)
Mickey Levy .... production assistant
Claire Lundberg .... production assistant
Kris Fullan Martinez .... production coordinator
Rebecca McCann .... assistant to producer
Christine Louise Mills .... assistant: Fairuza Balk (as Christine Louise Berry)
Ray Moran .... technical assistant
Boone Narr .... animal wrangler
Darryl Polk .... production assistant
Don Poquette .... production assistant
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Richard Scarpone .... video artist
Peter Steinfeld .... assistant to director (as Peter L. Steinfeld)
Marco Zermeño .... production secretary (as Marco Zermeno)
Edward Cass .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ronald E. Hairston .... craft service (uncredited)
John Labib .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Neal .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Jennifer Scott .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for some terror and violence, and for brief language
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-14 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:PG-12 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 (original rating) | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #33999)

Did You Know?

After Sarah returns to her house near the end, the house is full of snakes, rats, maggots, etc. As she retreats to the upstairs bathroom, we see her pass a whiteboard with the name Gustav Klimt, an artist whose works were denounced for their eroticism. He was also known to have a common theme of the "Femme Fatale" or women who were empowered and strong.See more »
Continuity: When Bonnie goes back to gene therapy she has bandages on, that weren't shown in any other part of the movie. They also extend up her neck, but scars are never seen on that part of her body, even when her hair is up.See more »
[first lines]
Nancy, Rochelle, Bonnie:Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power. Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power
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45 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
solid but disjointed., 6 January 2000
Author: cygnus x-1 from roanoke, va

this movie could have easily been closer to an 8 or 9 with a little more attention to the script. the movie, while enjoyable and well made, has a weird disjointed structure that takes away from the all around excellent performances.

of particular note is the stunning performance by Fairuza Balk. she has to have the most hypnotyzing eyes of any actress i've ever seen. i really hope a femme fatalle role is in her future. in addition to having a unique look, she has the ability to get REALLY over the top in the evil category. neve campbell and robin tunney, with ms. tunney being exceptionally beautiful, each deliver solid performances as well.

the movie kicks into special effects overdrive at the end and it doesn't completely fit with the feel and tone with the rest of the movie.

overrall, though i enjoyed it and i recommend it to anyone looking for a above average witch flick.


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