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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. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:July 16, 1993

Cast

Bette Midler
as Winifred Sanderson
Sarah Jessica Parker
as Sarah Sanderson
Kathy Najimy
as Mary Sanderson
Omri Katz
as Max
Thora Birch
as Dani
Vinessa Shaw
as Allison
Larry Bagby III
as Ernie "Ice"
Tobias Jelinek
as Jay
Stephanie Faracy
as Jenny
Charles Rocket
as Dave
Mary Gail Artz
Barbara Cohen
Amanda Shepherd
as Emily
Doug Jones
as Billy Butcherson
Norbert Weisser
as Thackery's Father
Kathleen Freeman
as Miss Olin
Ezra Sutton
as Fireman #2
Don Yesso
as Bus Driver
Michael McGrady
as Cop
Leigh Hamilton
as Cop's Girlfriend
Joe Malone
as Singer
Teda Bracci
as Calamity Jane
Jason Marsden
as Thackery Binx
Vanna Bonta
Norbert Weisser
as Thackery's Father
Michael McGrady
as Cop
Teda Bracci
as Calamity Jane
Ezra Sutton
as Fireman #2
Jason Marsden
as Thackery Binx
Leigh Hamilton
as Cop's Girlfriend
Doug Jones
as Billy Butcherson
Don Yesso
as Bus Driver
Amanda Shepherd
as Emily
Joe Malone
as Singer
Kathleen Freeman
as Miss Olin

Crew

Kenny Ortega
Director
Steven Haft
Producer
David Kirschner
Producer
Mick Garris
Producer
Don Kirshner
Producer
Mick Garris
Screenwriter
David Kirschner
Screenwriter
Greg Beeman
Screenwriter
Neil Cuthbert
Screenwriter
Kenny Ortega
Screenwriter
Hiro Narita
Cinematographer
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
Peter E. Berger
Editor
William Sandell
Production Designer
Whitney Green
Production Designer
Nancy Patton
Art Director
Ralph Winter
Executive Producer
Brad Ricker
Set Designer
Martha Johnston
Set Designer
Mary Vogt
Costume Designer
Terry Frazee
Special Effects
Peter Montgomery
Special Effects
Kenny Ortega
Choreography
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