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Film / Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

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A 1993 children's Made-for-TV Movie directed by Stuart Margolin that has twin girls (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) finding out their evil aunt is a witch who has imprisoned her own twin sister in a mirror and racing against time to free their good aunt.

The movie also stars Cloris Leachman, Meschach Taylor, Eric McCormack, Wayne Robson, and Matthew Taylor.

It aired on ABC on October 30, 1993.

Tropes for the film:

  • All Witches Have Cats: Aunt Agatha is an evil witch that owns a cat.
  • Charm Person: Aunt Agatha places a spell on her sister's fiancé after trapping her sister on the other side of a mirror.
  • Eye of Newt: The twins overhear a group of witches discussing their methods of brewing potions. One of the witches can be heard asking another if she uses a microwave.
  • Literary Allusion Title: Comes from the Weird Sisters' song in Macbeth (Act IV, Scene I):
    Double, double, toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
    • Also serves as a Pun-Based Title, since it's about twins. (Two sets of them, no less.)
  • Phantom-Zone Picture: The major conflict of the plot is the Farmer twins' attempts to free their Aunt Sofia from a mirror she was trapped in by her twin. This is somewhere between the third and fourth versions of the trope.
  • This Cannot Be!: Aunt Agatha says this almost word for word when the twins manage to bring her sister out of the mirror world.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: The Olsen twins also play Sophia and Agatha in a flashback to when Agatha first found the moonstone.