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The Worst Witch (1986)

Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss ... See full summary »

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Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister (Agatha) who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration you'll never forget?!! Written by Evan Shenkman <ejs15@cornell.edu> and Elyssa Cohen__<esc10@cornell.edu>>>

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Things never go right for Mildred Hubble...


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31 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Filmed at St Michaels College, Tenbury Wells. They apparently used most of the interior and the outside where the girls are practising broomstick flying was filmed in the cloisters as writing an email to the school itself, they told of where that part was filmed. See more »

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When Mildred and Maud have reappeared and are sitting talking, when Mildred says, "If I live to have any," the actress playing Maud is mouthing the line as Mildred says it. See more »

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Maud Warlock: [At the lunchroom, Mildred and Maude are looking at a portrait of the Grand Wizard] Oh, I think I'm in love.
Mildred Hubble: He makes me feel all squishy inside.
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Mildred Hubble: Don't you ever worry that you're just not cut out to be a witch?
Maud Warlock: Oh, no. My family were all witches. I never doubted for a moment that I'd be one too. Stop worrying, it only makes things worse.
Mildred Hubble: I don't worry, I question. My mother always wanted to be a witch. But she didn't have the gift. It's not that I want to be the best. I'm just so ...
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Anything Can Happen on Halloween
performed by Tim Curry
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Has anybody seen my tambourine?
14 December 2004 | by (The land of the Bunyips) – See all my reviews

Growing up, I used to watch this kids TV movie every year on Halloween. It features a very young Fairuza Balk ("Return to Oz," "The Craft"), a very flamboyant Tim Curry, and Mrs Garrett from "Facts of Life." But, God,is this awful. I can't believe I didn't notice how terrible it was! The special effects are so bad enough to make anyone laugh through the whole movie. The "bad" witches' costumes are worse than the kind you'd find in a Halloween chain store. But I have fond memories of it so it has a place in my heart. Also, it is nice to see movies that portray witches as normal and good. Not so nice to see pre-teen girls fawning in ecstasy over Tim Curry with a tambourine.


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