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Hocus Pocus (1993)

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

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Ernie 'Ice' (as Larry Bagby III)
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Headless Billy Butcherson
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300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence... Written by anonymous

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It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some scary sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

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16 July 1993 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,430,123 (UK) (12 November 1993)

Gross:

$39,514,713 (USA)
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The first Disney movie that mentions virgins. See more »

Goofs

Many people think that it's a plot hole that Winifred is able to stand in the cemetery at the end of the film, as Binx had said that witches aren't able to set foot on hallowed ground. This isn't a plot hole. Standing on hallowed ground is why Winifred turns to stone before turning to dust. Binx said that they weren't able to stand on hallowed ground, but he never specified what would happen to the witches if they did or if it would be instantaneous. So, in the context of the film, it makes sense that Winifred was able to stand on hallowed ground, even if only for a few seconds. See more »

Quotes

Winifred Sanderson: Oh, cheese and crust! He's lost his head! Damn that Thackery Binx!
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney logo at the start is tinted blue (the one at the end has the usual coloring). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Sarah's Theme
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Brock Walsh
Performed by Sarah Jessica Parker
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A+ 5 Stars
15 April 2001 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was a good movie for the whole family. There is something for everyone in this movie.... singing,comedy,some action,very good music and thrills (for the younger audience). The director spiced the movie up with musical numbers by Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler. There were also some good stars in the movie; Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and a young Thora Birch (she was so cute in this movie).It's terrible that the only score for this movie was a promo CD (which is very hard to find and very expensive if you do find it)... and not a soundtrack. I really hope that Disney or some company re-releases the DVD version of this great movie.


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