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Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)

PG | | Comedy | June 1978 (USA)
Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, think that she is a little too liberal and liberated for ... See full summary »

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Kirby Baker
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Flora Simpson Reilly
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Herbie Maddox
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Dee Johnson
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Mr. Harper
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Skeeter
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Willa Mae Jones (as Fay De Witt)
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Tex
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Dutch
Irene Yah-Ling Sun ...
Myrna Wong (as Irene Yah Ling Sun)
Louise Foley ...
Mavis
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Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, think that she is a little too liberal and liberated for them, so they are making things tough for her and her daughter. When the PTA board threaten to have her daughter expelled unless Stella changes her ways, she decides to get back at them by first exposing all their hidden secrets and then pulling all sorts of humiliating pranks on them. When she decides to run for the position of PTA President, they are really infuriated and try to stop her any way they can. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The song was scandalous. The movie is hilarious!

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Comedy

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June 1978 (USA)  »

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Die Rache der blonden Hexe  »

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Trivia

At the Harper Valley P. T. A. meeting that Stella Johnson drove to and brought her daughter, Dee Johnson, along with her: Stella Johnson deeply embarrassed eight Harper Valley P. T. A. members, in order they are: First was Bobby Taylor. Second, Holly Taylor, (Bobby Taylor's wife). Third, Kirby Baker. Fourth, Willa Mae Johnson. Fifth, Harper Valley's mayor, Otis Harper, Junior. Sixth, Shirley Thompson. Seventh, Miss. Olive Glover. Eighth, extremely egotistical Harper Valley P. T. A. President, Mrs. Flora Simpson Reilly. See more »

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The date, September 8th, 1968, was a Sunday, not a week-day, (for school, teachers and students). Dee Johnson mentioned the date, as she was postponing the election voting, from an immediate start, that Mrs. Flora Simpson Riley had planned on. See more »

Quotes

Flora Simpson Reilly: [during a Harper Valley P. T. A. meeting, immediately after Kirby Baker was framed and jailed] It is time, to fight fire, with fire.
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Crazy Credits

Immediately, during the first five seconds, of chapter one, the HBO DVD has This is an "APRIL FOOL'S PRODUCTION phrase, just before Jeannie C. Riley's song begins and as the movie opening credits start beginning. See more »

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Referenced in I Go Pogo (1980) See more »

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Shady Sadie
Words and music by Gary Carver, Luana Anders & George Edwards
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Sock it to 'em!
12 March 1999 | by (LaPlace, LA.) – See all my reviews

The Harper Valley P.T.A. learned a very good lesson in ethics. Teaches you to call someone something when you are not so clean yourself. Barbara couldn't have played the part better.


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