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Hocus Pocus (1993)

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A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

Director:

Kenny Ortega

Writers:

David Kirschner (story), Mick Garris (story) | 2 more credits »
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300 ( 97)
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Midler ... Winifred Sanderson
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Sarah Sanderson
Kathy Najimy ... Mary Sanderson
Omri Katz ... Max
Thora Birch ... Dani
Vinessa Shaw ... Allison
Amanda Shepherd Amanda Shepherd ... Emily (as Amanda Shepherd)
Larry Bagby ... Ernie 'Ice' (as Larry Bagby III)
Tobias Jelinek ... Jay
Stephanie Faracy ... Jenny
Charles Rocket ... Dave
Doug Jones ... Billy Butcherson
Karyn Malchus Karyn Malchus ... Headless Billy Butcherson
Sean Murray ... Thackery
Steve Voboril 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hocus Pocus See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$39,514,713
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brother and sister Garry Marshall and Penny Marshall play husband and wife. He's the one dressed as Satan. See more »

Goofs

When "Satan's" wife tells Mary to get out of the house, the cheese puff in Mary's mouth disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dani: Officer! Officer!
Allison: Officer, we need your help.
Cop: What's the problem?
Dani: [to Max] Tell him.
Allison: Go ahead.
Max: [nervously] Well, um well, you see I just moved here. Well, you see? It's like this: I I um broke into the old Sanderson house and I brought the witches back from the dead. See, I even have the book.
Cop: [disapprovingly] You lit the Black Flamed Candle?
Max: Yeah.
Cop: Come on. Okay, let's get on the sidewalk.
Dani: And he's a virgin.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the parents finally stop dancing and leave the building, exhausted; Jay and Ernie have been forgotten about and are still dangling in their cages, singing Row Row Row Your Boat, then the camera pans over to the spell book as the eye opens once more. See more »

Connections

Featured in 'Hocus Pocus' 20th Anniversary (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Put a Spell on You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Performed by Bette Midler
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User Reviews

 
10/10
16 April 2007 | by az882004See all my reviews

This movie came out when i was 5 years old, I had seen the trailers for it and I couldn't wait for it to come out. Back then it was my favourite movie of all time. I would watch it every day, sometimes twice a day... (I know, sad, right?} Now i am 18 and it is still among the best movies EVER!!! I wish that they would do a sequel with the original cast! That would be so cool! Something like... They come back to get revenge on Danny and her new boyfriend or son or something. I don't think they will though! I would love to be in it! ! ! It is such an amazing mix of history, drama, comedy, supernatural and playfulness. I read that this was originally going to be a TV movie for the Disney channel and not have Sarah, Bette and Kathy in it at all. Boy are we lucky they were. I know that it sounds like I am babbling on a bit and not making much sense but they won't let me post this message if it is less than 10 lines! How ridiculous is that? It would be better if I could just write what I want to say and not have to fill the ten lines with nonsense just so I can post a comment!


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