Paramount Presents: Hocus Pocus [PG]
Movies | 10/29/2017 | 2:00PM
After moving to Salem, teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who are on a mission to become immortal.
Did You Know?
- During a February 10, 2008 interview on the BBC show “Breakfast”, Bette Midler stated that out of all of her films, this live action Disney Halloween-themed film was her favorite.
- The role of Max Dennison was originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio, but was given to Omri Katz when DiCaprio turned it down to appear in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).
- Sarah Jessica Parker has said that she thoroughly enjoyed being in the flying harness, so much so that she would stash a copy of the New York Times on her person and would read in the air between takes.