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Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)

On Halloween night, two precocious little girls try to save their parents from the greedy clutches of their nasty old Capitalist aunt. Magic abounds and they meet new albeit strange friends along the way.

Director:

Stuart Margolin

Writer:

Jurgen Wolff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Kelly Farmer / Young Aunt Sofia
Ashley Olsen ... Lynn Farmer / Young Aunt Agatha
Cloris Leachman ... Aunt Agatha / Aunt Sofia
Phil Fondacaro ... Oscar
Eric McCormack ... Don Farmer
Kelli Fox ... Christine Farmer
Wayne Robson ... Gravedigger
Matthew Walker ... George
Meshach Taylor ... Mr. N
Denalda Williams Denalda Williams ... Hostess
Gary Jones ... Bernard Brewster
Babs Chula ... Madame Lulu (as Babz Chula)
Bill Meilen Bill Meilen ... Chairperson
Nora McLellan ... Female Cop
Alex Green ... Pumpkin Driver
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Storyline

The Farmer family is in big debts; they might lose their house soon. The seven year old Farmer twins, Kelly and Lynn, decide not to let this happen. They discover that somebody really mean and shrewd is responsible for all the problems of their family: it's their aunt Agatha! She has supernatural abilities but unfortunately uses them to do bad things. She is malicious and loves injuring others, even her own family. The girls must take the magic stone from Agatha ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abracadabra See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title of the movie and the spell the witches cast is directly from Macbeth by William Shakespeare. See more »

Goofs

During the pumpkin truck ride, Mr. N causes the driver to panic and go out of control, causing the pumpkins to fall out of the truck. In a couple of next shots, there is a man riding a bike fast. The bike rider trips on one of the pumpkins and lays down with little movement. But when the truck is come to a complete halt in the next shot, somehow the bike rider is seen standing with a pumpkin stuck around his head and struggling to get it off. See more »

Quotes

[Opening line]
Oscar: The following is based on a true story, maybe.
[Sinister laugh]
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Referenced in The Witching Hour (1996) See more »

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You can skip this one for your children
6 November 2018 | by asafko-96168See all my reviews

Recently rewatched this since my childhood. As a kid I loved it, but after watching it again, it's concerning. First of all, I have major issues with Mr. N: why did they name a black man "Mr. N" and then turn him into a crow later? And then having the little person live in a little house? And how did those girls' parents not notice for the longest time that their children were missing? This movie is actually kinda creepy and disturbing when you think about it. Do not show this movie to your kids if you don't want them to be subjected to racism in film and terrible characters.


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