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An old man and a young boy teach one another some lessons about magic and friendship in this adventure-comedy for all ages. Max (Matt Weinberg) is a fourth grader who has been having a tough time lately; his parents have died, and he's become the target of bullies at school. One night, not long before Halloween, Max and some friend at school are passing by a big house in the neighborhood that's said to be haunted, and they dare one another to find out who or what is inside. It turns out the spooky mansion is home to The Great Zamboni (Ben Kingsley), a once-famous magician who retired from the stage after he made his wife disappear during his act...and couldn't make her come back again. While Zamboni at first announces he'd rather be left alone, in time he and Max become friends, and with Zamboni's magical skills, Max learns how to stand up for himself, and together they foil a group of criminals. Spooky House also features Mercedes Ruehl; the film won the "Best of the Fest" and Children's Jury Award prizes at the 1999 Chicago International Children's Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 19, 2002

Crew

William Sachs
Director
Anthony Esposito
Producer
William Sachs
Producer
William Sachs
Screenwriter
Margaret Sachs
Screenwriter
Thomas Burstyn
Cinematographer
Garry Schyman
Composer (Music Score)
Jeremy Presner
Editor
Kim Swartz
Co-producer
Hank Rifkin
Co-producer
Richard Houghton
Executive Producer
Anthony Esposito
Executive Producer
William Sachs
Executive Producer
Kirk Friedman
Executive Producer
Trish Keating
Costume Designer
Ralph Parker
Sound/Sound Designer
James Beggs
First Assistant Director
Paul Fouquet
Casting
Elissa Myers
Casting
Trish Keating
Costumes Supervisor
David Chackler
Executive Music Producer
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