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Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)

On Halloween night, two precocious little girls try to save their parents from their nasty old capitalist aunt's greedy clutches. Magic abounds and they meet mysterious new friends along the way.


Stuart Margolin


Jurgen Wolff
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »




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


The Farmer family is so deeply in debt that they might soon lose their house. Kelly and Lynn, the 7-year-old twin daughters, decide to not let this happen. They discover that a mean, shrewd somebody is responsible for all their family's problems: their Aunt Agatha. She has supernatural abilities but unfortunately uses them to do superbad things. She is malicious and loves to injure others, even her own family. Can the girls overpower such evil? Written by Anonymous

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Did You Know?


The movie's title and the witches' spell come directly from Macbeth by William Shakespeare. See more »


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 the next shot, a man rides a bike fast and trips on one of the pumpkins, crashing to the ground. But when the truck comes to a complete halt in the next shot, the bike rider stands with a pumpkin stuck around his head, struggling to get it off. See more »


Oscar: [to Mr. N sarcastically] You're a lot of help.
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User Reviews

Sweet Movie
17 February 2007 | by la_descaradaSee all my reviews

This movie totally made my childhood Halloween! Even now when I watch it I think its a bit lame but its still a sweet movie.

The acting is alright, but in a movie where the stars are under 10, what else can be expected? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are adorable as the girls in this movie. Despite their age their acting is as good as any 20-something star on a daytime drama and no one really complains about their acting.

Some scenes still make me laugh with my sister when we watch it, and we always rent it for tradition on Halloween. Seriously, it doesn't deserve the bad reviews. Its a sweet kids movie, if you want intensity and drama go watch something else.

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Release Date:

30 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abracadabra See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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