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The Craft (1996)

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A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

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Andrew Fleming

Writers:

Peter Filardi (story), Peter Filardi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Tunney ... Sarah Bailey
Fairuza Balk ... Nancy Downs
Neve Campbell ... Bonnie
Rachel True ... Rochelle
Skeet Ulrich ... Chris Hooker
Christine Taylor ... Laura Lizzie
Breckin Meyer ... Mitt
Nathaniel Marston ... Trey
Cliff De Young ... Mr. Bailey
Assumpta Serna ... Lirio
Helen Shaver ... Grace Downs
Jeanine Jackson ... Jenny
Brenda Strong ... Doctor
Elizabeth Guber Elizabeth Guber ... Laura's Friend
Jennifer Greenhut Jennifer Greenhut ... Laura's Friend
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Storyline

A new girl moves to a new city with her family to start a new life. She meets up with the girls who are very interested in the occult and together, the four of them have a seemingly unstopable power. They can do anything, from getting thier dream guys to like them to... the possibilities are limitless. Written by Lisa Buckley <buckley@idirect.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Welcome to the Witching Hour


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some terror and violence, and for brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Craft See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,710,995, 5 May 1996

Gross USA:

$24,819,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,819,936
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All of the "teen" actresses were in their 20s at the time of filming. Rachel True was almost 30 years old. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah & Chris are sitting in his convertible on the night they're supposed to go out to dinner, it is obviously dark out & night time. However, when Sarah runs through the woods to get away from him, it is daytime with a blue sky seen through the trees. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
NancyRochelleBonnie: Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power. Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power
[Repeat]
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Alternate Versions

The edited-for-television version of the film omits profanities and other potentially offensive dialog. This includes Laura's racist comment that she is torturing Rochelle because "I don't like Negroids"; omitting this dialog also omits the entire reason why the girls cast a spell on Laura that causes her to become disfigured, a major plot point. See more »

Connections

Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sick Child
Written by Siouxsie Sioux, Budgie, Jon Klein,
Martin McCarrick & Steven Severin
Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Courtesy of Geffen Records and Polydor Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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I like this movie
20 May 2003 | by ClarusTheDogCowSee all my reviews

I like this movie. Even though I am male, I always had an interest in witchcraft and the like. I do not know too much about Wiccan culture, but I know it is based on nature, and for that reason I really like it because I'm a nature fan.

I liked how each of the girls had their own "social nitche" (ie; the goth, the recluse, the new girl, and the "minority"). It was well balanced. I think the four women did an excellent job in their own respective parts. Bravo!

I also liked now the girls got back on the racist ditz(Laura) and the jock (Chris). I liked this revenge theme going on, albeit, in the end it comes back and bites them back. What goes around comes around.

This movie is *not* for the religious fanatic as it deals with "alternative" beliefs. This is one of the main reasons why I like this movie so much, it features alternative beliefs rather than mainstream, boring spiritualities.

The soundtrack is great too!

8/10


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