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Sally and Gillian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical--their ... See full summary »

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Sally and Gillian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical--their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them the uses of practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens' sorcery also carries a price--some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Now adult women with very different personalities, the quiet Sally and the fiery Gillian must use all of their powers to fight the family curse and a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owens women. Written by WARNER BROS.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense thematic elements and sensuality | See all certifications »

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16 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,001,536 (UK) (22 January 1999)

Gross:

£2,987,705 (UK) (19 February 1999)
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Set on an island in New England, but filmed in the San Juan Strait, Washington State on the west coast due to weather and financial reasons. See more »

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Officer Hallet comes for breakfast, and when Sally first comes down the stairs her hair is straight. However, in the next shot, and all subsequent shots, her hair is curly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Aunt Frances Owens: For more than 200 years we Owens women have been blamed by everything that's ever gone wrong in this town.
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Written and Performed by Nick Drake
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Deliciously Wicked....!!!!!!!!!!
26 October 1998 | by (St. Petersburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Finally.....

Through this autumn's movie mediocrity, comes a fresh, fun and deliciously wicked movie by acclaimed actor/director Griffin Dunne. I must first point out that I did not read the book... and also that I am male (drawing attention to this fact since most of my male friends would not be caught DEAD in a male-bashing, chick flick dark comedy that reeks in the celebration of womankind!)

Sondra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are devilishly sexy as the spell-casting sisters doomed to be single for the rest of their natural life... and Stockard Channing and Diane Weist are also enchanting as their aunts that have raised them on chocolate cake and midnight margaritas! Aidan Quinn rounds out the superb cast as a detective determined to find out the truth behind the disappearance of a wanted killer.

With a terrific soundtrack and an equally impressive musical score, Practical Magic will surprise and delight many a filmgoer who delves into the fantasy and fun of being bewitched!


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