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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.

Director:

Andrew Fleming

Writers:

Peter Filardi (story), Peter Filardi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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>

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Welcome to the Witching Hour


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Neve Campbell starred in Party of Five (1994), in which Brenda Strong and Breckin Meyer also had roles. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene where Nancy and family are moving to their new house - it is pouring rain. As they turn in and go up the driveway, the car windshield wipers show it has stopped raining and the sun is out. Moments later when they are leaving the car to enter the house it is pouring again. 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 DVD has three deleted scenes: Sarah visiting Bonnie in the hospital and attempting to heal her; Sarah, Bonnie, and Rochelle confronting Nancy; Nancy doing another "glamour" on Sarah. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Summoning (2001) See more »

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Written by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons & Adrian Utley
Performed by Portishead
Courtesy of Go! Disc / London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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A good fantasy movie that capitalizes on the neopaganism boom.
3 May 1999 | by thefan-2See all my reviews

One of the complaints brought against this movie by practicing wiccans is that it gives the false impression that wiccans engage in "bad" magic -- putting curses and spells on one's enemies. I would like to remind any peeved wiccans who might read this that the biggest lie this movie tells about them isn't that they cast spells, but that their spells actually work.

But that's the very lie we expect fantasy films to tell us. We demand it, in fact. This one, at least, does a very nice job of conveying the longing for power that motivates some to practice wicca and other forms of "magick." It's also fun and entertaining, and lovely to look at in places. The famous butterfly scene, in particular, will take your breath away. Over-all, this was a much better movie than it's been given credit for being.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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