Practical Magic


1h 45m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Sally and Gilian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a 'special' household. Attempting to pass on the unique and powerful psychic heritage of the Owens women, Aunt Jet and Aunt Frances hope to give their nieces the strength that comes from practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens' socery also carries a price--some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Trying to distance herself from her foremothers, the quieter Sally denies her powers and strives to build herself a 'normal' magic-free life. The more fiery Gillian, reckless and restless and thrilled by her pull over men. When Gillian meets Jimmy, a malevolent drifter, she unwittingly sets off a chain of explosive events that brings police officer Gary Hallet onto the family porch and into Sally's heart, while releasing a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owen women.

Film Details

Also Known As
Magiska systrar, ensorceleuses
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Adaptation
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA; San Juan Islands, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Sally and Gilian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a 'special' household. Attempting to pass on the unique and powerful psychic heritage of the Owens women, Aunt Jet and Aunt Frances hope to give their nieces the strength that comes from practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens' socery also carries a price--some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Trying to distance herself from her foremothers, the quieter Sally denies her powers and strives to build herself a 'normal' magic-free life. The more fiery Gillian, reckless and restless and thrilled by her pull over men. When Gillian meets Jimmy, a malevolent drifter, she unwittingly sets off a chain of explosive events that brings police officer Gary Hallet onto the family porch and into Sally's heart, while releasing a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owen women.

Crew

Stephen Alesch

Consultant

Gina R. Alfano

Adr Editor

Bunny Andrews

Music Editor

Rod Basham

Editor

Margo Baxley

Costume Supervisor

Fernando Benitez

Digital Effects Supervisor

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

David Bifano

Music

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Danny Bramson

Music Supervisor

Adam Brooks

Screenplay

Greg Butler

Cgi Artist

Rodney Byrd

Special Effects Foreman

Derrick Carlin

Cgi Artist

Mike Castillo

Visual Effects

Adam Chaki

Song

Kam Chan

Foley Editor

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Song

Ben Cheah

Foley

Johnny Christopher

Song

Wayne Cohen

Song

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Francis Craig

Song

Sheryl Crow

Song Performer

Burt Dalton

Special Effects Supervisor

Mercedes Danforth

Casting Associate

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunt Coordinator

C Marie Davis

Executive Producer

Albert Delgado

Special Effects Foreman

Dan Diprima

Music Editor

James Disalvio

Song

Scott Dougherty

Visual Effects

Nick Drake

Song Performer

Nick Drake

Song

Dana Dube

Animal Trainer

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Andrew Dunn

Dp/Cinematographer

Andrew Dunn

Director Of Photography

Scott Elias

Production Associate

Maureen Poon Fear

Assistant

Liz Lang Fedrick

Casting Associate

Tom Fleischman

Rerecording

Marvin Gaye

Song

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

Eugene Gearty

Sound Effects

Lynn Geller

Music

Kermit Goell

Song

Akiva Goldsman

Screenplay

Richard Bryce Goodman

Sound

Anne Gordon

Animal Trainer

Chris Haarhoff

Steadicam Operator

Chris Haarhoff

Camera Operator

Lisa Hall

Song

Lisa Hall

Song Performer

James Halty

Stunt Coordinator

Lance Hammer

Art Director

Nip Heely

Song

Robert Hein

Sound Editor

Faith Hill

Song Performer

Jayne Hill

Song

Alice Hoffman

Source Material

Alice Hoffman

Source Material (From Novel)

Paul Hopkinson

Song

Mark James

Song

Claire Jenora Bowin

Set Decorator

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting

George Jones

Song Performer

Kenneth Karman

Music Editor

Adam Kay

Music Editor

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Gokhan Kisacikoglu

Cgi Artist

Karen Klein

Rotoscope Animator

Elizabeth Kling

Editor

Dan Korintus

Dialogue Editor

Aric Lasher

Set Designer

Robin Lerner

Song

Hal Levinsohn

Adr Editor

Mark Lewis

Visual Effects

Michelle Lewis

Song

Michelle Lewis

Song Performer

Marissa Littlefield

Adr Editor

Steve Ludlam

Song

Jason Macleod

Cgi Artist

Judianna Makovsky

Costume Designer

Susan Malerstein-watkins

Script Supervisor

Marcel Martinez

Visual Effects

Craig Mathieson

Visual Effects

Elizabeth Matthews

Location Manager

Craig Mckay

Editing

Josh Mclaglen

Assistant Director

Mary Mclaglen

Executive Producer

Mary Mclaglen

Unit Production Manager

Joni Mitchell

Song Performer

Joni Mitchell

Song

Michael J. Moore

Assistant Director

Donald E Myers

Special Effects Foreman

Stevie Nicks

Song

Harry Nilsson

Song

Harry Nilsson

Song Performer

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Sean O'connor

Visual Effects

Glenfield Payne

Dialogue Editor

Jason Piccioni

Visual Effects

Elvis Presley

Song Performer

Tom Proper

Post-Production Supervisor

Bruce Pross

Foley Mixer

Jennifer Ralston

Foley Editor

Janine Rath-anderson

Hair Stylist

Nic Ratner

Music Editor

David Rey

Visual Effects

Paul "sled" Reynolds

Animal Trainer

Jay Riddle

Visual Effects Supervisor

Annie Roboff

Song

William Ross

Original Music

Jac Rubenstein

Dialogue Editor

Dennis Sandis

Music

Cathy Sandrich Gelfond

Casting

Christopher Sanger

Production Supervisor

Nina Saxon

Main Title Design

Robert Schaper

Rerecording

John Scheele

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rich T Sickler

Assistant Director

Alan Silvestri

Music

Serge Sretschinsky

Digital Effects Supervisor

Robin Standefer

Production Designer

Robin Swicord

Coproducer

Robin Swicord

Screenplay

Wayne Thompson

Song

Jessica Trento

Production Coordinator

Jeff Trott

Song Performer

Patrick Tubach

Visual Effects

Haig Vartzbedian

Song

Cesar Velazquez

Cgi Artist

Peter Waggoner

Rerecording

Gregory H Watkins

Rerecording

Pamela Westmore

Makeup

Carolyn J White

Post-Production Assistant

W Scott Wolf

Assistant Director

Tammy Wynette

Song Performer

Thomas Zils

Visual Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Magiska systrar, ensorceleuses
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Adaptation
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA; San Juan Islands, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video February 16, 1999

Released in United States on Video January 16, 1999

Vanessa Redgrave, was previously attached to co-star but was replaced by Stockard Channing.

Project was previously in development with Denise DiNovi at Turner Pictures.

Turner reportedly paid $1.5 million for the motion picture rights to Alice Hoffman's novel.

Began shooting February 2, 1998.

Completed shooting May 9, 1998.

Fortis Films, working in association with DiNovi Pictures, is actress Sandra Bullock's production company.

Released in United States on Video January 16, 1999

Released in United States on Video February 16, 1999

Released in United States Fall October 16, 1998

Released in United States Fall October 16, 1998