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Hocus Pocus

  • Family
  • Comedy
  • 1993
  • Kenny Ortega
  • 92 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

Credits

Cast

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Winifred SandersonBette Midler
Sarah SandersonSarah Jessica Parker
Mary SandersonKathy Najimy
MaxOmri Katz
DaniThora Birch
AllisonVinessa Shaw
EmilyAmanda Shepherd
Ernie, "Ice"Larry Bagby III
JayTobias Jelinek
JennyStephanie Faracy
DaveCharlie Rocket

Crew

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DirectorKenny Ortega

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sino Cine Co Ltd
Released on
1993-10-29
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Some violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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