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Hocus Pocus (1993)

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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Winifred Sanderson
... Sarah Sanderson
... Mary Sanderson
... Max
... Dani
... Allison
Amanda Shepherd ... Emily (as Amanda Shepherd)
... Ernie 'Ice' (as Larry Bagby III)
... Jay
... Jenny
... Dave
... Billy Butcherson
Karyn Malchus ... Headless Billy Butcherson
... Thackery
Steve Voboril ... Elijah
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Storyline

300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence... Written by anonymous

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It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some scary sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

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16 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abracadabra  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$39,514,713
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Omri Katz was unwell at the time of his first audition, and was initially rejected for the role of Max. See more »

Goofs

When the witches kidnap Danny and retrieve the book, the attic explodes when they leave. Later, when the children walk past the house, the attic is undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Master's Wife: Okay that's it, party's over! Get out of my house!
Master: Now, pudding face.
Master's Wife: Shove it, Satan!
Sarah: Ooh. Thou mustn't speak to Master in such a manner.
Master: They call me Master.
Master's Wife: Wait 'til you see what I'm gonna call you. Now, tart-face, take your Clark bars and get out of my house!
Winifred Sanderson: Make us!
[the witches gather around her]
Master: Honeybunch.
Master's Wife: Ralph, sic 'em!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney logo at the start is tinted blue (the one at the end has the usual coloring). See more »

Connections

Featured in The Women of Charmed (2000) See more »

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I Put a Spell on You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Performed by Bette Midler
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Bewitching Bette
5 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is funny, scary, but warm and human all at once. It emphasizes the value of families working together to help each other and does not create confusing messages about good and evil. It's a fast-paced comedy that does not trivialize the characters. Bette Midler's rendition of "I've Put a Spell on You" shows the depth of her talent as a singer/stage performer. The divine Ms. Bette has great chemistry with both Kathy Naijimy (how does she get her mouth to do that?), and Sarah Jessica Parker (amok, amok, amok). While the scary factor with corpses and death may not be appropriate for very small children, the movie is lots of fun for the whole family.


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