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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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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$39,514,713
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Trivia

When taking photos on the steps before trick-or-treating a painting of the Dennisons' house is behind them. See more »

Goofs

When the witches get off the bus, a Toronto Transit Commission sign is visible behind their heads. Bus service in Salem, Massachusetts, is provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, also known as the MBTA, or the T. See more »

Quotes

Max: [looking at the salt can] Well, what does it say?
Allison: Well, it says to form a circle a salt to protect from zombies, witches, and old boyfriends.
Max: And what about new boyfriends?
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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 »

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Sarah's Theme
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Brock Walsh
Performed by Sarah Jessica Parker
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Childrens Film
26 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

First of all, anyone watching this film has to remember that it is aimed towards children. You cannot have the expectations that there is some deep meaning connected with this film, or that it is going to be another Bette Midler comedy with R-rated humor. If that is what you are looking for, watch "Ruthless People". This film is funny and cute. That is all. If I was a 10 year old child, I would love this movie. It is a family film and nobody should expect anything more. Secondly, it has Bette Midler and a wonderfully funny Kathy Najimy and dim-witted Sarah Jessica Parker......so, ENJOY!


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