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The Craft (1996)

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A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Director:

Andrew Fleming

Writers:

Peter Filardi (story), Peter Filardi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Tunney ... Sarah Bailey
Fairuza Balk ... Nancy Downs
Neve Campbell ... Bonnie
Rachel True ... Rochelle
Skeet Ulrich ... Chris Hooker
Christine Taylor ... Laura Lizzie
Breckin Meyer ... Mitt
Nathaniel Marston ... Trey
Cliff De Young ... Mr. Bailey
Assumpta Serna ... Lirio
Helen Shaver ... Grace Downs
Jeanine Jackson ... Jenny
Brenda Strong ... Doctor
Elizabeth Guber Elizabeth Guber ... Laura's Friend
Jennifer Greenhut Jennifer Greenhut ... Laura's Friend
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Storyline

A new girl moves to a new city with her family to start a new life. She meets up with the girls who are very interested in the occult and together, the four of them have a seemingly unstopable power. They can do anything, from getting thier dream guys to like them to... the possibilities are limitless. Written by Lisa Buckley <buckley@idirect.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Welcome to the Witching Hour


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some terror and violence, and for brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Craft See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,710,995, 5 May 1996

Gross USA:

$24,819,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,819,936
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Tunney initially wanted to play Bonnie. When Robin was finally cast as Sarah Bailey, director Andrew Fleming eventually cast Neve Campbell as Bonnie after seeing Neve in the TV series Party of Five (1994). See more »

Goofs

During the beginning title sequence, the branding on the Taxi Cab changes from "Rapid Taxi" to "Star Cab" See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
NancyRochelleBonnie: Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power. Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power
[Repeat]
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Alternate Versions

The edited-for-television version of the film omits profanities and other potentially offensive dialog. This includes Laura's racist comment that she is torturing Rochelle because "I don't like Negroids"; omitting this dialog also omits the entire reason why the girls cast a spell on Laura that causes her to become disfigured, a major plot point. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Witching Hour (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Dark Secret
Produced by Ralph Sall
Written and Performed by Matthew Sweet
Courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
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think mean girls with an edge(and multiply that to the nth degree)
20 July 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

i liked this movie.i found it entertaining,creepy and amusing,for all the right reasons.the cast was perfect for this movie.the four main actresses seemed so natural together and really worked well off each other.it's fairly obvious this movie inspired others as well as some TV shows,one in particular.i loved the soundtrack.it just seemed so fitting not just for the movie but for the subject material.i think they the subject matter well,without making it ridiculous and campy.plus,the movie has many relevant issues for that age group (teenagers in high school) as well as society in general.it also has a great moral lesson,which i won't give away,but is probably fairly obvious.overall,the movie is a fun and thrilling 90 plus minutes."The Craft" is easily an 8/10 from me.


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