Practical Magic

Practical Magic

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Director: Griffin Dunne

Cast: Griffin Dunne, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest

     
 

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Griffin Dunne directed this romantic fantasy adapted from the 1995 Alice Hoffman novel about the Owens family of witches, regarded as outcasts in the town where they live. Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing) and her sister Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) tried to pass on practical magic skills to their nieces, subdued Sally (Sandra Bullock) and fiery Gillian (Nicole Kidman),… See more details below

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Griffin Dunne directed this romantic fantasy adapted from the 1995 Alice Hoffman novel about the Owens family of witches, regarded as outcasts in the town where they live. Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing) and her sister Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) tried to pass on practical magic skills to their nieces, subdued Sally (Sandra Bullock) and fiery Gillian (Nicole Kidman), brought up by the two aunts after their parents died. The aunts concoct spells for the lonely and the lovelorn, but the family's use of witchcraft unfortunately invokes a curse that spells doom to the family's menfolk. Denying her powers, Sally attempted to lead a life minus magic. Her marriage to fish merchant Michael (Mark Feuerstein) brought two daughters -- and Michael's death. Moving into the aunt's seaside mansion, the widowed Sally warns the aunts not to influence her daughters. Sally intervenes when Gillian suffers at the hands of her abusive Bulgarian boyfriend Jimmy (Goran Visnic), and Arizona detective Gary Hallet (Aidan Quinn), investigating Jimmy's disappearance, turns up in town, eyeing Gillian and Sally as the leading suspects. Filmed in Washington (San Juan Island, Whidby Island, Coupeville, Friday Harbor).

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/1999
UPC:
0085391752233
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Sally Owens
Nicole Kidman Gillian Owens
Dianne Wiest Aunt Jet
Stockard Channing Aunt Frances
Aidan Quinn Gary Hallet
Goran Visnjic Jimmy
Evan Rachel Wood Kylie
Alexandra Astrip Antonia
Mark Feuerstein Michael

Technical Credits
Griffin Dunne Director
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Claire Jenora Bowin Set Decoration/Design
Danny Bramson Musical Direction/Supervision
Adam Brooks Screenwriter
Cinesite Digital Studios Animator,Special Effects
Burt Dalton Special Effects Supervisor
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Akiva Goldsman Screenwriter
Richard Bryce Goodman Sound/Sound Designer
CIS Hollywood Special Effects
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Elizabeth Kling Editor
Aric Lashee Set Decoration/Design
Judianna Makovsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Craig McKay Editor
Mary McLaglen Executive Producer
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director
Denise Di Novi Producer
Jay Riddle Special Effects Supervisor
Cathy Sandrich Casting
John Scheele Special Effects Supervisor
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Robin Standefer Production Designer
Robin Swicord Co-producer,Screenwriter
Alice Hoffman Source Author

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