SANDRA BULLOCK AND NICOLE KIDMAN ARE ENCHANTING IN
�PRACTICAL MAGIC,� THE �ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK,� JULY 29
Airing in High Definition Television (HDTV) , the Romantic Comedy Also Stars
Aidan Quinn, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest and Goran Visnjic
Sandra Bullock (�Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,� �Miss Congeniality�) and Nicole Kidman (�The Stepford Wives,� �Cold Mountain�) are an enchanting pair of witches in the romantic comedy �Practical Magic,� airing as an HDTV presentation of the �ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,� JULY 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/25/02)
Editors Note: This film replaces �The Last Castle� which had been scheduled.
The bewitching Owens sisters, Sally (Bullock) and Gillian (Kidman), have always known they were different. In this wry and comic romantic tale, the sisters struggle to use their hereditary gift for �practical magic� to overcome a family curse on finding and keeping true love. The girls were raised by their eccentric aunts, Stockard Channing (�Life or Something Like It,� TV�s �The West Wing�) and Dianne Wiest (�I Am Sam,� TV�s �Law & Order�). And, now as adults, they must confront their legacy and the supernatural forces threatening all of the Owens women.
Starring in �Practical Magic� are Sandra Bullock as Sally Owens, Nicole Kidman as Gillian Owens, Stockard Channing as Aunt Frances Owens, Dianne Wiest as Aunt Jet Owens, Goran Visnjic (�The Deep End,� TV�s �ER�) as Jimmy Angelov, Aidan Quinn (�Songcatcher,� �Music of the Heart�) as Gary Hallet, Evan Rachel Wood (�Thirteen�) as Kylie Owens, Alexandra Artrip as Antonia Owens, Mark Feuerstein (�Abandon,� �What Women Want�) as Michael, Caprice Benedetti (�Shaft�) as Maria Owens, Annabella Price as Lovelorn Lady, Camilla Belle as Young Sally Owens, Lora Anne Criswell as Young Gillian Owens, Margo Martindale as Linda Bennett and Chloe Webb as Cousin Carla Owens.
�Practical Magic� (1998) was directed by Griffin Dunne (�Famous�) from the screenplay by Robin Swicord (�Matilda,� �Little Women�), Akiva Goldsman (�Lost in Space,� �The Client�) and Adam Brooks (�Beloved�), and is based on the novel by Alice Hoffman (�Independence Day�). The film was produced by DiNovi Pictures, Fortis Films, Village Roadshow Productions and Warner Bros. (CLOSED CAPTIONED)
�PRACTICAL MAGIC� IN HDTV
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Practical Magic� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.
This program carries a TV-14 parental guideline.