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Halloweentown (1998)

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When a young girl living with her good-witch grandmother learns she too is a witch, she must help her grandmother save Halloweentown from evil forces.

Director:

Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

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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Trivia

Despite there being four Disney Channel Original Movies in the "Halloweentown" series, many actors only appeared in a couple of them. Only Debbie Reynolds, who played Agatha Cromwell, Judith Hoag, who played Gwen Cromwell, and Joey Zimmerman, who played Dylan Cromwell, are credited as appearing in all of the "Halloweentown" titles. See more »

Goofs

When Calabar shields his eyes from the light when the kids are leaving the theater, actor Robin Thomas' left wrist without makeup becomes visible. See more »

Quotes

Marnie Cromwell: Look! A pentagram. Lon Chaney had one of these on his palm when he was bit by that werewolf.
Aggie Cromwell: So he did. I've always said the movies could teach us about life.
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Followed by Halloweentown High (2004) See more »

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Best TV Holiday Movie since The Worst Witch...
6 October 2001 | by AngelycSee all my reviews

This was a great movie. It was entertaining and intelligent. Great sets... good acting (as well as you can expect in a Disney TV movie)

Kimberly J. Brown did a great job as the character of hopeful Marnie. Joey Zimmerman did a nice comical job portraying the extremely dry Dylan. But in my opinion, Emily Roeske stole the show as Sophie. She was adorable and the most intelligent character.

Nicely developed plot... and Debbie Reynolds just shines as the kooky grandmother!

I'd definitely recommend this movie... it's a great way to pass a lazy afternoon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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