Hocus Pocus

  • PG
  • Kenny Ortega (1993)
  • US
  • 92 min
Hocus Pocus
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This comedy is unusually dark for a Disney production and it makes for patchy entertainment. Three witches - Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker - are resurrected by a group of children on Halloween and proceed to cause mayhem as they plot their revenge against the community that condemned them to death three centuries ago. The three stars are the best thing about the movie and they get to do one stunning musical number, a version of I Put a Spell on You. The youngsters, led by Thora Birch, acquit themselves admirably as well, but director Kenny Ortega seems unsure of the tone of the piece. Look out for a cameo role from Big director Penny Marshall.

Plot Summary

Disney black comedy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Three witches that were executed in the 17th century are brought back to life more than 300 years later and soon start causing chaos in their quest for immortality.

Cast and crew

Cast

Winifred Sanderson
Bette Midler
Sarah Sanderson
Sarah Jessica Parker
Mary Sanderson
Kathy Najimy
Max
Omri Katz
Dani
Thora Birch
Allison
Vinessa Shaw
Emily
Amanda Shepherd
Ernie, "Ice"
Larry Bagby III
Jay
Tobias Jelinek
Jenny
Stephanie Faracy
Dave
Charlie Rocket

Crew

Director
Kenny Ortega

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Sino Cine Co Ltd
Guidance: 
Edited for violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama

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