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Twitches
Twitches
Twitches promotional advertisement
Directed by Stuart Gillard
Produced by Kevin Lafferty
Written by Melissa Gould
Daniel Berendsen
H.B. Gilmour
Randi Reisfeld
Starring Tamera Mowry
Tia Mowry
Kristen Wilson
Patrick Fabian
Jennifer Robertson
Pat Kelly
Jessica Greco
Jackie Rosenbaum
Arnold Pinnock
Karen Holness
Jessica Feliz
David Ingram
Kathryn Haggis
Music by John Van Tongeren
Distributed by Disney Channel
Release date(s) October 14, 2005
Running time 86 min.
language English
Budget $20 million
Followed by Twitches Too (2007)
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Twitches is a 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie, is based on the the popular T*Witches book series published by Scholastic Press. Produced by Broomsticks Productions Limited, the film stars Tia Mowry & Tamera Mowry from Sister, Sister fame as, respectively, Alexandra Fielding and Camryn Barnes. On its premiere night Twitches scored over 5 million viewers[1] – the best Disney Channel Original Movie ratings at that time.[2] A sequel, Twitches Too, aired on October 12, 2007, as a part of Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest. [3] It debuted in the U.S. on October 19, 2005 to 2.22 million viewers. It was the highest rated DCOM at that time.

Plot summary

Magical twin sisters are separated at birth by their protectors Karsh and Ileana, when the Darkness attacks their homeland of Coventry and kills the twins' father. They survived because their father, Aaron gave all of his magic to the twins and whenever they are together they are safe; their combined power is enough to fend off the Darkness. 21 years later, Camryn grows up in a high-class family and becomes a social butterfly. She wears a sun amulet, and is up as soon as the sun rises. She likes to draw, and unknowingly draws extremely realistic pictures of Coventry and her birth mother, Miranda. Alex grew up in a middle-class home with a single mother(who died recently). She wears a moon amulet and is up until the moon sets. She is a bookworm and is always writing stories about Coventry and their mother, unaware they are true.

On her 21st birthday, October 31st, Camryn and her friend, Beth, go shopping, while Alex goes looking for a job. At a fashion store, the two sisters meet for the first time (in a very similar way as their characters do on Sister, Sister). Alex goes running from the store, and Camryn goes after her. When she takes her hand in hers, their magic is released. They bond as sisters, trying to understand what's happened to them, and get to know about each others' lifestyles, along with casting a few spells (each which ends with something bad happening to Karsh). They come up with the name Twitches. This is when they meet Karsh and Ileana, who tell the story of Coventry, which Alex has been writing in her journal, thinking it was only a story she created. Alex doesn't want to take any part in restoring Coventry's light, and leaves with Camryn.

While at Alex's apartment, the Darkness arrives suddenly and chases them throughout the home. The sisters use their magic and barely escape. Camryn is now freaked out, and doesn't want to have any part of their destiny. She leaves for her birthday party on Earth. Alex feels as though she was abandoned, and goes to Coventry on her own. She meets her mother and Thantos, her uncle.

While at Camryn's party, the Darkness once again attacks. She realizes who the Darkness is, and goes to her sister and mother. She makes it there just as Thantos arrives. Then it is revealed that Thantos is really the Darkness and swallows Miranda. He killed the girls' father, his own brother. Alex and Camryn combine their magic of light and love to destroy Thantos. They restore Coventry's light, and return to Camryn's home, along with Miranda to have cake. The movie ends with the sisters cheering, "Go Twitches, go Twitches, it's our birthday, it's our birthday!"

Cast

Sequel

A sequel, Twitches Too, premiered on October 12, 2007 in the US, November 2, 2007 in the UK, and October 26, 2007 in Canada.


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Preceded by
The Proud Family Movie
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High School Musical

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