Hocus PocusDirector: Kenny Ortega
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy romp around like coked-up versions of The Three Stooges in the frantic Disney romp Hocus Pocus. The film begins in 1693 where three witches -- Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary (Kathy Najimy) -- are preparing a potion that will grant them immortality and eternal youth. But before they finish mixing their cocktail, the people of Salem capture them and execute them for practicing witchcraft. Before their deaths, they vow to return to Salem 300 years hence on Halloween to exact their revenge. Three hundred years later, a skeptical, newly transplanted Californian, Max (Omri Katz), explores the ruins of the legendary witches' house and dares the witches to manifest themselves. Disregarding the warnings of his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and girlfriend Allison (Vinessa Shaw), Max lights the Candle of Black Flame. With that, the witches reappear to wreak havoc on the town. The kids take off with the witches' spellbook and a musty tome of hexes and recipes. The sorceresses, who will die by the morning light if they don't recite the incantation for immortality, have to get the books by whatever means they can. So, Winifred, Sarah, and Mary hop on their broomsticks for a chase through Halloween night.
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- Walt Disney Video
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- [Wide Screen]
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Cast & Crew
|Bette Midler||Winifred Sanderson|
|Sarah Jessica Parker||Sarah Sanderson|
|Kathy Najimy||Mary Sanderson|
|Sean Murray||Thackery Binx|
|Larry Bagby||Ernie "Ice"|
|Mary Gail Artz||Actor|
|Doug Jones||Billy Butcherson|
|Norbert Weisser||Thackery's Father|
|Kathleen Freeman||Miss Olin|
|Ezra Sutton||Fireman #2|
|Don Yesso||Bus Driver|
|Leigh Hamilton||Cop's Girlfriend|
|Teda Bracci||Calamity Jane|
|Jason Marsden||Thackery Binx|
|Peter E. Berger||Editor|
|Rosemary Brandenberg||Set Decoration/Design|
|John Debney||Score Composer|
|John M. Elliott||Makeup|
|Terry Frazee||Special Effects|
|Whitney Green||Production Designer|
|Martha Johnston||Set Decoration/Design|
|Peter Montgomery||Special Effects|
|Nancy Patton||Art Director|
|Brad Ricker||Set Decoration/Design|
|William Sandell||Production Designer|
|Mary Vogt||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Ralph Winter||Executive Producer|
1. Opening Titles/Life Force Spell [8:41]
2. The Legend of Thackery Binx [5:20]
3. New Kid in Town [6:18]
4. Trick or Treat [6:26]
5. Black Flame Candle [5:24]
6. Return of the Sanderson Sisters [4:32]
7. Hallowed Ground [7:15]
8. Bus Ride into Town [4:04]
9. The Master's House [6:14]
10. Town Hall Party [7:03]
11. Witch Burning [4:39]
12. Ugly Chicks Stay Up Late [2:20]
13. Opening the Book [6:15]
14. Come, Little Children [6:50]
15. Winifred's Potion [7:39]
16. The Spell is Broken/End Credits [6:57]
Captions: English for the Hearing Impared
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This movie is great for ages 13 and above because it has some adult humor that young children may NOT understand. Young children may be scared of the zombie and witch characters. (my child was scared) BUT as for a movie - it was hysterically funny in our opinion and should be watched EVERY Halloween.
This could be the second best Disney movie since Honey I Shrunk The Kids. Everyone loves this movie. Its a feel good movie.
An oldie movie but a good one. Sean Murray an very good actor - especially now that he's on NAVY NCIS.
I love to watch this movie every year around Halloween. I've watched it like that every year for as long as I can remember and it still never gets old! A great movie!!
If You don't already own this movie go buy it. I guarentee you will LOVE it. Because it has the best actors ever in it. I''ve loved this movie as long as it has been out, and I promis you will too!!!!
I've seen this movie every year since I was young. This is the best Halloween movie I've seen. If I were you, I'd go and rent it, you'll enjoy it.
i loved the movie and i thought Thackery Binx (sean murray) is the best
Hocus Pocus takes 3 17th century witches: Winne(Bette Middler)Sarah(Sarah Jessica Parker)and Mary Sanderson(Kathy Najimy)and puts them in 1993's version of Salem. The only way they can stay alive though is to suck the lives out of all the children in Salem before Halloween is over, but Max,a teenager,and friends step in the way of their plans. The movie is really funny and full of eye-poping special effects.I really enjoyed it and you are guarranteed a cauldren full of fun with Hocus Pocus!
This is a staple of halloween in my household. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are fantastic as the ficticious "Sanderson Sisters" from Salem, Mass. Fans of Najimy will recognize the line, "You're right I'm wrong", from a scene "Parallel Lives" from "the Kathy and Mo Show". Midler and Parker are hysterical, with Midler as the mad genius and Parker as the nitwit. The movie is family friendly and not too scary for kids. And High School Musical fans, the director of HSM 1,2, and 3 directed Hocus Pocus.
This movie is so much fun! The autumn scenery is just perfect and the 3 witches are completely hysterical. I've watched it every year since 1993 and it never loses its magic!
this movie is so good to watch on halloween plese try it out on halloween night you wont be sorry
This movie is so good. I watched it when i was little basically everyday, I loved this movie. And now I'm buying it to watch it again. Check it out, you won't be dissapointed.