Hocus Pocus

"Weak"

Hocus Pocus Review


Bette Midler, never known for subtlety, got more permission to overact here than should be allowed by law. Not only is she playing a witch, but her hair is red and done up into a fright 'do, and two little hominy teeth jut out over her lower lip. Hocus Pocus, Disney's family-friendly witch-burning film, also features tons of "wow look how young they used to be!" performances from Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, and a few others. Modern audiences will probably enjoy watching a bizarre Sarah Jessica Parker ham it up as one of a trio of Salem-era witches reincarnated in the 1990s (they ride vacuum cleaners!) and after the children of the town. Too bad the story is so disposable.


Hocus Pocus

Facts and Figures

Run time: 96 mins

In Theaters: Friday 16th July 1993

Box Office Worldwide: $39.5M

Budget: $28M

Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures

Production compaines: Walt Disney Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 32%
Fresh: 8 Rotten: 17

IMDB: 6.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson, as Sarah Sanderson, as Mary Sanderson, as Max Dennison, as Dani, as Allison, Jodie Rivera as Emily Binx (as Amanda Shepherd), as Thackery Binx (voice), as Ernie / 'Ice', Tobias Jelinek as Jay, Stephanie Faracy as Jenny Dennison, as Dave Dennison, as Billy Butcherson, Karyn Malchus as Headless Billy Butcherson, Sean Murray as Thackery, Steve Voboril as Elijah, as Thackery's Father, as Miss Olin, D.A. Pauley as Fireman #1, Ezra Sutton as Fireman #2, as Bus Driver, as Cop, Leigh Hamilton as Cop's Girlfriend, Devon Reeves as Little Girl 'Neat Broom', Joseph Malone as Singer, Jordan Redmond as Little Angel, Frank Del Boccio as Lobster Man, Jeff Neubauer as Boy in Class, Teda Bracci as Calamity Jane, Peggy Holmes as Dancer, as Devil (Husband) (uncredited), as The Master's Wife (uncredited)


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