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Halloweentown (1998)

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After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

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Duwayne Dunham

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Paul Bernbaum (story), Paul Bernbaum (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debbie Reynolds ... Aggie Cromwell
Kimberly J. Brown ... Marnie Piper
Judith Hoag ... Gwen Cromwell Piper
Joey Zimmerman ... Dylan Piper
Phillip Van Dyke ... Luke
Emily Roeske ... Sophie Piper
Robin Thomas ... Kalabar
Shannon Day ... Aerobics Instructor
J.W. Crawford ... Dentist-Creature (as James W. Crawford)
Jordyn F. Fields Jordyn F. Fields ... Friend #1 (as Jordyn E. Fields)
Elizabeth Fugere Elizabeth Fugere ... Friend #2
Nurmi Husa Nurmi Husa ... Frankenstein
Johnny Useldinger Johnny Useldinger ... Ghost
Vincent Gambino Vincent Gambino ... Goblin
Judith M. Ford Judith M. Ford ... Harriet
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Storyline

Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper have their first out of many adventures! On Halloween, while Marnie is arguing with her mother Gwen, the kids' grandmother Aggie comes to visit. Aggie wants to start Marnie's witch training before her 13th birthday or Marnie will lose her powers forever. But there is another reason for Aggie's visit. Something dark & evil is growing in Halloweentown & Aggie wants help to defeat it. While Aggie & Gwen are arguing, Aggie uses magic which Marnie observes. After Aggie leaves to return to Halloweentown, Marnie, Dylan and, unknown to Marnie and Dylan, Sophie follow her onto the return bus. Soon afterwards, Gwen follows the children to Halloweentown. While there, Aggie & Gwen are attacked by the dark force in a movie theater. Marnie, Dylan & Sophie race to get the ingredients to activate Merlin's Wand to stop the evil. Written by LepricahnsGold & Corey Semple <Superman2002>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.33 : 1
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The spell Sophie and Marnie recites at Aggie's cottage goes, "bey tiki mah, bey tiki fear bey tiki ain leadith mithom noth Bid" See more »

Goofs

After Marnie has installed the talisman, we are given a glimpse of her where she is flipped. She had been resting on the giant pumpkin with her right leg hiked up and her right foot resting inside the pumpkin's left eye. But she is flipped, with her left leg hiked up and her left foot resting in the pumpkin's right eye. See more »

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Marnie Cromwell: I'm getting that deja vu feeling again!
Dylan Cromwell: You knew I was going to put on my shoe?
Marnie Cromwell: No!
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Cute film to watch with the family
22 May 2003 | by chrissythecatSee all my reviews

I just have to say that I have seen both Halloweentown and Halloweentown 2 with my nieces and I found them to be very cute and all around wholesome entertainment. I'm 21 and I've seen quite a few movies in my life from dramas to horror films to comedies and action flicks, but I find that family movies are my favorite. I don't know if it's just me, but I like watching a ridiculously happy movie sometimes instead of always watching something "heavy" or philosophical or even too realistic. I like Halloweentown because it's something I can watch with my nieces that they think is sort of scary without it really being scary. It's just a fun little tv movie. I'd also like to comment on what a self-proclaimed witch/wiccan posted earlier. Of course, real-life witches do not fly on brooms or cast spells or do most if not all of the things done in the film. In many ways, Wicca is a sort of religion. It's a way of looking at life and focusing on the energy of nature. It goes back to paganistic times and the rituals and ceremonies of that time. With that said, I also see no harm in portraying witches as capable of magic and the ability to fly. Where's the harm in it? Now if the film portrayed witches/Wiccans as devil worshippers or evil people, I would have been upset, because that simply is not the case. I myself am not a Wiccan, but quite a few of my friends are and I've read a lot of literature on the subject. Halloweentown isn't an autobiographical film or a documentary, and I think it has every right to take artistic license when portraying the fantastical world of witches. (Sorry for writing so much, but I tend to go off on tangents.)


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