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Deleted Scene 32-D Transcript – “Practical Magic”
NOTE: The following deleted scenes are original cuts where Hugh Jackman played Officer Gary Hallet.
INT – HOTEL ROOM – Sally and Gary have just finished a passionate kiss. He is holding her against the wall, intent on getting to the bottom of things.
I plan to do everything in my power to help you,
but I cannot help you if you don’t tell me the truth.
Sally stares up at him, not saying anything.
You don’t seem to understand the kind of trouble you’re in.
And I don’t think you will understand until something reminds
you what it’s like to be in trouble.
Gary begins unbuckling his belt. Sally tries to edge away from him, wide-eyed.
What are you doing? Stop!
Gary pulls his belt through it’s loops and folds it in two. Sally begins running for the door of the room.
Gary quickly catches up with her. He wrestles her onto the bed as she yells her protests at him. He pulls a
pair of handcuffs from his back pocket and snaps them around her right wrist. He then forces her over onto
her front and then pulls the handcuff chain through the headboard. Then he locks her left wrist. She’s now
struggles to pull out of the cuffs.
Stop it! What are you doing?!
Gary wrestles her legs together, and while holding them, rips off his tie and uses it to tie her legs together
and tie them to the foot of the bed. He then shoves pillows under her hips raising her bottom.
You need to remember what it is to be in trouble.
You’re about to get the spanking of your life. It’s
not because you’re being punished. It’s because I
don’t want you to have to be punished for murder. So
I’m going to spank you until you decide to tell me
what really happened.
No no no! Please don’t do this. Please!
Gary picks up the folded belt and lays it across Sally’s upturned bottom. She squeezes her eyes shut in anticipation of the pain.
He begins spanking her with the belt, with hard even strokes of the belt. At each stroke, Sally’s head jerks up and she yelps.
As the spanking continues (perhaps after 18 – 20 strokes) tears begin to roll down her cheeks and her yelps turn more into crying.
Please! Please! I’ll be good. I’ll be good
[Pauses the spanking] I’m not trying to get you to be
good. I just want the truth, so I can help you. I can’t
help you unless you’re real with me.
He leans down to look her in the eyes. He pulls her tear-streaked face towards him.
[Standing up again] Alright then.
He begins spanking her again with the belt. She begins crying again. He delivers ten more strokes.
He stops spanking her and leans down again.
Are you ready to tell me what’s really been going on here?
No, I’m not ready, but I will anyway. I can’t
take any more spanking with that belt. Please.
Just let me go and I’ll tell you.
Tell me then. Tell me and I’ll let you go.
Deleted Scene 44-D Transcript – “Practical Magic”
INT – THE FAMILY HOUSE. Sally and Gillian sit on the floor after having summoned Aunt Frances and
Aunt Bridget for help. They have just appeared in the living room with them.
[Looks sternly at Sally and Gillian]
Of course we’re going to help you. We would
never abandon you in such a desperate time.
But you don’t get off that easily. You don’t
get to do what you did without giving us a
You shut us out. You should have been honest.
You should have trusted us.
But you chose not to. For that you’re going to
have to be punished.
Sally and Gillian are wide-eyed and holding each other, trembling. Between them and the two
aunts, an shimmering energy field appears. It grows and gets brighter and brighter, accompanied
by a loud hum. The field dissipates and a QUAI appears, a black man with dreadlocks. He is
wearing a wizard’s robe and his arms are folded in front of him.
As miffed as we are, neither of us could give
either of you the kind of punishment you both
truly deserve. So we’ve called on the spirit
Quai to administer the spanking you both so
Sally and Gillian try to get up and run out of the room. An unseen force stops them in their tracks.
The same invisible force causes them to stand next to each other and bend forward at a 90-degree angle.
A desk appears under them to rest their elbow on, their arms outstretched in front of them. Quai walks
around to their rear. He unbuttons his robe and unbuckles his belt. He pulls the belt out through it’s
loops. He folds it and places on the desk in front of them. Seeing the belt, they both swallow hard
and look worried.
With them frozen in place by the mysterious force, Quai unbuttons and pulls down Sally’s jeans to about
mid-thigh. He then pulls up Gillian’s skirt to above her waist. He then picks up the belt again and
begins spanking Sally and Gillian, alternating between the two bottoms. After each lash lands, there’s a
yelp. The strokes of the belt fall severely and steadily. Each of the women begins crying after about 10
lashes of the belt. Each tries in vain to move their hips from side to side to avoid the lashes. The parts
of their buttocks that aren’t hidden by underwear turn redder and redder.
Frances and Bridget observe approvingly. Bridget winces with sympathy as the spanking proceeds and the
crying gets louder.
How long should we let this spanking go on?
He’s given them about 50 strokes each. Let him
at least give them another 50 and we’ll see then.
Gillian and Sally’s cheeks are flushed and wet with tears and their eyes are squinted with pain as the spanking
continues. They are crying in earnest as the severe spanking sound echoes through the room.
INT – THE FAMILY HOUSE – KITCHEN
Aunt Frances and Aunt Bridget are sitting at the table drinking beers. Gillian and Sally are standing opposite
them, rubbing their bottoms and frowning.
You didn’t have to let him spank us so hard
Yeah. That was unnecessary. That hurt so much.
I know it hurt, but it had to hurt. You two
needed a lesson. You survived it and you’ll
always remember it, right?
Oh yeah. [She rolls her eyes as she rubs her
Yes. [She rubs her bottom and sighs]