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Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.

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Sally Owens
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Gillian Owens
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Aunt Frances
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Aunt Jet
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Jimmy Angelov
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Gary Hallet
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Kylie
Alexandra Artrip ...
Antonia
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Michael
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Maria Owens
Annabella Price ...
Lovelorn Lady
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Sally @ Age 11
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Gillian @ Age 10
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Linda Bennett
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Carla
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Patty
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Sara (Adult)
Cordelia Richards ...
Nan
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Debbie
Jack Kirschke ...
Old Man Wilkes
Herta Ware ...
Old Lady Wilkes
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Pharmacist
Courtney Dettrich ...
Young Sara
John McLeod ...
Puritan Minister
Trevor Duncan ...
Sara's Boy
Colby Cochran ...
Ice Cream Boy
Caitlyn Holley ...
Ice Cream Girl
Ken Serratt Jr. ...
Lovelorn's Lover
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Dwight
Jeanne Robinson ...
PTC Mom #1
Deborah Kancher ...
PTC Mom #2
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Jack
Caralyn Kozlowski ...
Regina

Directed by

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Griffin Dunne

Written by

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Alice Hoffman ... (novel)
 
Robin Swicord ... (screenplay) and
Akiva Goldsman ... (screenplay) and
Adam Brooks ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Bruce Berman ... executive producer
Denise Di Novi ... producer
Mary McLaglen ... executive producer
Robin Swicord ... co-producer

Music by

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Alan Silvestri

Cinematography by

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Andrew Dunn ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Elizabeth Kling

Editorial Department

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Sam Adelman ... assistant editor
Andrew Blustain ... assistant editor
Michelle Botticelli ... assistant editor
Julie Carr ... assistant editor
Naomi Geraghty ... assistant editor
Michelle Harrison ... first assistant editor
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Gary Levy ... first assistant editor
Barry Malawski ... assistant editor
Craig McKay ... additional editor
Deirdre Slevin ... assistant editor
Tony Solomons ... assistant editor
Carolyn White ... post-production associate (as Carolyn Jean White)
Jonathan Alvord ... editor: Avid (uncredited)
Keith Croket ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Bill Daly ... post-production executive (uncredited)

Casting By

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Cathy Sandrich Gelfond ... (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey ... (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)

Production Design by

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Robin Standefer

Set Decoration by

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Claire Jenora Bowin

Costume Design by

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Judianna Makovsky

Makeup Department

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Robin Beauchesne ... makeup artist
Alan D'Angerio ... hair stylist: Ms. Kidman
Naomi Donne ... makeup artist: Ms. Kidman
Lee Harman ... makeup artist (as Lee C. Harman)
Janine Rath ... key hair stylist
Jasen Joseph Sica ... hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore ... key makeup artist (as Pamela Westmore)
Teresa M. Austin ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Mary McLaglen ... unit production manager
Tom Proper ... post-production supervisor
Mark Scoon ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Josh McLaglen ... first assistant director
Michael J. Moore ... second assistant director (as Michael Moore)
Rich Sickler ... second second assistant director (as Rich T. Sickler)
W. Scott Wolf ... additional second assistant director

Art Department

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Tom Altobello ... assistant property master
Adam J. Braff ... lead (as Adam Braff)
Dennis Butterworth ... greens
David Elliott ... construction coordinator
Aric Lasher ... set designer (as Aric Lashee)
Chris Ubick ... property master
Tomas Voth ... assistant art director (as Tomás Voth)
Stephanie Waldron ... greens
Chris Alvarez ... welding foreman (uncredited)
Adam L. Barker ... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Chris Barnes ... paint foreman (uncredited)
Jenny Baum ... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Christina Carothers ... craft service (uncredited)
Melanie S. Chretin ... second assistant props (uncredited)
Dirk Clark ... carpenter (uncredited)
Brady J. Condit ... set dresser: Washington (uncredited)
Bryan Corbett ... propmaker (uncredited)
Jack Cornelius ... greens (uncredited)
Curtis Coyote ... painter (uncredited)
Jeffrey DeBell ... greens foreman (uncredited)
Patricio M. Farrell ... art assistant (uncredited)
Tony Gardner ... special props (uncredited)
Mark David Kersey ... stand-by greens (uncredited)
Joseph Lastomirsky ... painter/sign painter (uncredited)
David McKlveen ... propmaker gang boss (uncredited)
Ken Milford ... swing gang (uncredited)
Kenneth Milfred ... set dresser (uncredited)
Thomas Moffitt ... paint gang boss (uncredited)
Beth Peterson ... painter (uncredited)
Raymond Prado ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Natalie Richards ... illustrator (uncredited)
Marc Rosenblatt ... painter (uncredited)
Greg Sanger ... second lead man (uncredited)
John Snow ... head painter (uncredited)
Robin Standefer ... set designer (uncredited)
Gerald Sullivan ... set designer (uncredited)
Jana Treadwell ... set dresser (uncredited)
Kathleen Walker ... art department coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gina Alfano ... adr editor
David Boulton ... adr mixer
Kam Chan ... foley editor
Benjamin Cheah ... supervising foley editor (as Ben Cheah)
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (as Marco Costanza)
Kate Eales ... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman ... re-recording mixer
Eugene Gearty ... sound effects designer
Richard Bryce Goodman ... production sound mixer (as Richard B. Goodman)
Robert Hein ... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey A. Humphreys ... boom operator
Frank Kern ... foley editor
Dan Korintus ... dialogue editor
Hal Levinsohn ... adr editor
Debora Lilavois ... assistant adr editor
Marissa Littlefield ... supervising adr editor
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
Glenfield Payne ... dialogue editor
Bruce Pross ... foley mixer
Will Ralston ... foley editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Jac Rubenstein ... dialogue editor
Melanie Ryder ... assistant sound editor
Robert Schaper ... re-recording mixer
Wyatt Sprague ... assistant sound effects editor
Peter Waggoner ... re-recording mixer
David Wahnon ... assistant sound editor (as David A. Wahnon)
Gregory H. Watkins ... re-recording mixer (as Greg Watkins)
Tom Condon ... cable person (uncredited) / second boom operator (uncredited)
Hal Levinsohn ... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Jay Peck ... foley artist (uncredited)
Troy Porter ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Rodney M. Byrd ... special effects foreman
Burt Dalton ... special effects supervisor
Albert Delgado ... special effects foreman
Donald Myers ... special effects foreman (as Donald E. Myers Jr.)
Ray Brown ... special effects (uncredited)
Jaime Galindo ... special effects laborer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Rod Basham ... visual effects editor: Cinesite
Fernando Benítez ... CG supervisor: Cinesite
Greg Butler ... CG animator: Cinesite
Derrick Carlin ... CG animator: Cinesite
Michael L. Castillo ... compositor: Cinesite
Tim T. Cunningham ... visual effects production assistant: Cinesite (as Timothy T. Cunningham)
C. Marie Davis ... executive producer: CIS Hollywood
Scott Dougherty ... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Lance Hammer ... visual effects art director
Gokhan Kisacikoglu ... CG animator: Cinesite
Karen Klein ... rotoscope supervisor: Cinesite
Mark Tait Lewis ... compositor: Cinesite (as Mark Lewis)
Gregory D. Liegey ... visual effects composite supervisor: Cinesite (as Gregory Liegey)
Jason MacLeod ... CG animator: Cinesite
Marcel Martinez ... compositor: Cinesite
Craig Mathieson ... compositor: Cinesite
Sean O'Connor ... compositor: Cinesite
Jason Piccioni ... compositor: Cinesite
Corinne Pooler ... paint supervisor: Cinesite
David Rey ... compositor: Cinesite
Jay Riddle ... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
Christopher Sanger ... visual effects production supervisor
John Scheele ... visual effects supervisor
Tiffany Smith ... visual effects production assistant: Cinesite
Serge Sretschinsky ... CGI supervisor: Cinesite
Jessica Trento ... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite
Patrick Tubach ... compositor: Cinesite
Cesar Velazquez ... CG animator: Cinesite
Tom Zils ... compositor: Cinesite
Matthew Boston ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Constance Bracewell ... cgi animator (uncredited)
Aimee Campbell ... matchmover: Cinesite (uncredited)
Don Canfield ... motion control operator (uncredited)
Jeff Chung ... CG animator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Charles Darby ... matte paintings (uncredited)
Kimberly Spear Dixon ... visual effects (uncredited)
Jason Dost ... digital recording operator (uncredited)
Brennan Doyle ... co-visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Douglas Epps ... visual effects (uncredited)
Page Frakes ... digital color correction: Tippett Studio (uncredited)
Nicole Herr ... CGI animator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Marty Holthaus ... production assistant: Tippett Studio (uncredited)
Jeb Johenning ... digital video assist (uncredited)
Karin Joy ... bidding producer: visual effects (uncredited)
Gokhan Kisacikoglu ... technical director (uncredited)
Ken Kokka ... visual effects producer: Tippett Studio (uncredited)
Kevin LaNeave ... digital asset coordinator (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares ... technical assistant supervisor: Cinesite Hollywood (uncredited)
Dan Levitan ... compositor (uncredited)
Alex MacDonald ... motion control camera (uncredited)
Valerie McMahon ... digital artist (uncredited)
Jim McVay ... digital compositor: Tippett Studio (uncredited)
Mark Michaels ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Eric Person ... visual effects (uncredited)
Cristin Pescosolido ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Frank Petzold ... technical director: Tippett Studio (uncredited)
Thomas Schelesny ... CG animation supervisor (uncredited)
Craig A. Simms ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tristan Tom ... technical support: Cinesite (uncredited)
Vincent E. Toto ... visual effects director of photography (uncredited)
Ronnie E. Williams Jr. ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Vicki Wong ... film I/O coordinator: Tippett Studio (uncredited)

Stunts

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Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi ... stunts (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Joe Bucaro III ... stunts (as Joey Bucaro)
William H. Burton Jr. ... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Clarke Coleman ... stunts (as Clarke C. Coleman)
Lori Crowder ... stunts (as Lori Ann Crowder)
George Dashnaw ... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... stunt coordinator (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Tim A. Davison ... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Lisa Dempsey ... stunts
Donna Evans ... stunts (as Donna Evans Merlo)
Roy Farfel ... stunts
James M. Halty ... stunt coordinator (as Jim Halty)
Dana Hee ... stunts
Don Hewitt ... stunts (as Don Hewitt Sr.)
Donald John Hewitt ... stunts (as Donald John Hewitt Jr.)
Jery Hewitt ... stunts
Josh Kemble ... stunts
Clint Lilley ... stunts
Mike Massa ... stunts
Dustin Meier ... stunts (as Dustin J. Meier)
John Meier ... stunts (as John C. Meier)
Lee Poppie ... stunts
Tyler Quigley ... stunts
Chad Randall ... stunts
Larry Rippenkroeger ... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts ... stunts
Troy Robinson ... stunts
Erik Rondell ... stunts
Misty Rosas ... stunts
Keith Siglinger ... stunts
Dana Hee ... stunt double: Nicole Kidman (uncredited)
Donald John Hewitt ... stunt double: Goran Visnjic (uncredited)
Nancy Young ... stunt double: Sandra Bullock (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mathias Aschkynazo ... video assist
Robin Buerki ... additional camera operator: Washington
Stuart Campbell ... second assistant camera: Washington (as Stuart D. Campbell)
Mitch Dubin ... camera operator
Patrick James Grosswendt ... chief lighting technician (as Pat Grosswendt)
Chris Haarhoff ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Stephen V. Isbell ... best boy grip
Roger C. Johnson ... video assist
Marcos Lopez ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Washington (as Marcus O. Lopez)
John R. Manocchia ... rigging gaffer
William R. Mayberry ... assistant chief lighting technician
Terry Ruffner ... key grip
Suzanne Tenner ... still photographer
Paul Threlkeld ... dolly grip
Kristopher Van Over ... second assistant camera (as Kristopher L. Vanover)
Patricia Van Over ... first assistant camera (as Patricia Vanover)
Robert Daniel ... studio technical support and services (uncredited)
Joe Hirsch ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Jimmy E. Jensen ... steadicam asst. (uncredited)
Aaron King ... electrician (uncredited)
David R. Kohn ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael J. Maurer ... electrician: additional vfx unit (uncredited)
Hugh McCallum ... grip: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Tim Merrill ... grip (uncredited)
Jimmie R. Owens ... grip (uncredited)
Gregory D. Smith ... grip (uncredited)
Henry Tirl ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited) / steadicam operator (uncredited)
Patricia Van Over ... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
Bob Webeck ... assistant camera: Washington (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Peter Konig ... animator (uncredited)
Matt Logue ... animator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Mercedes Kelso ... casting associate: NY (as Mercedes Danforth)
Elizabeth Lang ... casting associate: LA (as Elizabeth Lang Fedrick)
Steve Spiker ... extras casting
Tina Kerr ... extras casting: Seattle (uncredited)
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Margo Baxley ... costume supervisor
Cynthia Black ... costumer
Celeste Cleveland ... costumer: Washington
David Davenport ... costumer
Kendall Errair ... costumer
Jalene Murphy ... costumer: Washington (as Jalene S. Murphy)
Lisa Tomczeszyn ... assistant costume designer
Joel Voorhies ... costumer (as Joel D. Voorhies)
Linda Booher-Ciarimboli ... costume shop supervisor (uncredited)
Sally Roberts ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Timothy Falconer ... assistant location manager
Liz Matthews ... location manager (as Elizabeth Matthews)
Madeline Bell ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Peter J. Novak ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bunny Andrews ... music editor
David Bifano ... music score programmer
Danny Bramson ... music supervisor
Missy Cohen ... assistant music editor
Daniel DiPrima ... additional music editor (as Dan DiPrima)
Lynn Geller ... music consultant
Carlton Kaller ... assistant music supervisor (as Carl Kaller)
Kenneth Karman ... music editor (as Kenneth Carmen)
Adam Kay ... additional music editor
Lesley Langs ... assistant music editor
Nic Ratner ... music editor
William Ross ... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands ... music score mixer (as Dennis Sands) / music score recordist (as Dennis Sands)
Alan Silvestri ... conductor
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Danny Bramson ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Sandra Bullock ... executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Gary Carpenter ... orchestrator: rejected score (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Austin Ince ... music engineer: rejected score (uncredited)
John Moses ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Robert Warby ... assistant to composer: rejected score (uncredited) / music programmer: rejected score (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dusty Saunders ... transportation coordinator
Samuel White ... transportation captain
Edward Cook ... driver (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Julie Adams ... dialect coach
Stephen Alesch ... architectural consultant
Amanda Brand ... unit publicist
Keri Bruno ... staff assistant
Andrea Doven ... assistant: Nicole Kidman
Dana Dubé ... animal handler: Washington (as Dana Dube)
Anna M. Elias ... assistant: Mary McLaglen (as Anna Mewboure-Elias)
Scott Elias ... production associate (as Scott A. Elias)
Maureen Poon Fear ... assistant: Denise Di Novi
Kathleen Feeney ... assistant: Denise Di Novi (as Kate Feeney)
Melissa Foley ... staff assistant: Washington
Chris Furia ... assistant accountant
Nicole Furia ... production accountant
J.J. Geary ... craft service (as John James Geary)
Anne Gordon ... animal handler: Washington
Giselle Gurza ... staff assistant (as Giselle Gurza Junco)
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach
Jean Hodges ... food stylist
Deborah Kancher ... staff assistant
Richie Kawamoto ... staff assistant: Washington
Cynthia Krall ... assistant: Griffin Dunne
Lara Leonard ... assistant: Sandra Bullock (as Lara L. Leonard)
Susan Malerstein-Watkins ... script supervisor
Jadi McCurdy ... staff assistant
Caroline McLaglen ... staff assistant (as Caroline Ivanich)
Anne Marie Mustafa ... staff assistant (as Annemarie Mustafa)
Paul 'Sled' Reynolds ... animal handler (as Paul 'Sled' Reynolds)
Nina Saxon ... title designer: main and end titles
Karen Shaw ... production secretary
Angel Singleton ... staff assistant
Trish 'The Dish' Stanard ... staff assistant: Washington (as Trisha Stanard)
Rebecca Stefan ... staff assistant
Traci Tateyama ... assistant production secretary
Natalie Ungvari ... staff assistant (as Natalie R. Ungvari)
Megan Usui ... staff assistant: Washington
Renannah Weinstein ... staff assistant (as Renannah Seliger)
Melissa Wiechmann ... assistant production secretary: Washington
Bohnie Avanzino ... title designer: New Wave Entertainment (uncredited)
Alex Bowen ... adr voice (uncredited)
John W. Boyd ... security officer (uncredited)
Mark Brunetz ... development executive (uncredited)
Robert Cable ... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Kerry David ... assistant: Ms. Kidman (uncredited)
Janette Evans ... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Lloyd ... manager: Michael Nyman, UK (uncredited)
Fred Newman ... frog sounds (uncredited)
Pamela Portnoy ... stand-in (uncredited)
Rick Roesch ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Taylor Saxon ... set medic (uncredited)
Linda Stone ... studio teacher (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Sisters Sally and Gillian Owens have a special bond with each other despite being different in personality and outlook. Having grown up with their spinster Aunts Frances and Jet in the long time Owens family home on an island off the coast of Massachusetts following the death of their father and then their mother, they are the latest in a long line of witches. Rumors of the Owens women being witches have existed for generations in the small close minded town in which they live, despite there being no hard evidence. The Owens women are also under a curse that any man with who they fall in love is doomed. With this experience, extroverted Gilly decides to leave the island to live life to the fullest, in the process falling for Jimmy Angelov, an ethnic Bulgarian who grew up near Transylvannia. More introspective Sally, who has sworn off the use of magic except in its most practical sense, has taken measures not to fall in love because of the curse, but ends up falling for and marrying Michael, a local merchant, the two who end up having two daughters of their own. The curse works its way into both Gilly and Sally's lives in different ways. The outcomes of the curse on their collective lives become more complicated with the arrival into town of Tuscon police detective Gary Hallet, whose arrival is not by accident and involves more than just his stated professional purpose. Written by Huggo

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Taglines There's a little witch in every woman. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les ensorceleuses (France)
  • Zauberhafte Schwestern (Germany)
  • Pràcticament màgia (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Prácticamente magia (Spain)
  • Askin büyüsü (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $48,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $13,104,694, 18 Oct 1998
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $68,169,816

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Sandra Bullock in the commentary, in the scene where Gillian and Sally get drunk with their aunts and they sling insults, the actresses actually got drunk. They were drinking some very bad tequila that Nicole Kidman brought. See more »
Goofs The end credits misspell the name of the town of Coupeville, Washington (whom the producers thank). They leave off the first "e". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Beloved/Happiness/Practical Magic/Love Is the Devil/The Cruise (1998). See more »
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Quotes Sally Owens: [Sally's letter to Gillian] Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing... I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know. Maybe I had my happiness. I don't want to believe it but, there is no man, Gilly. Only that moon.
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