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Teen Witch (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 28 April 1989 (USA)
High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?

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Louise Miller (as Robyn Elaine Lively)
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Richie Miller (as Joshua Miller)
Caren Kaye ...
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Lisa Fuller ...
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Tina Caspary ...
Shawn (as Tina Marie Casapary)
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Kiki (as Megan A. Gallivan)
Alsari Al-Shehali ...
Vincent (as Alssari Al-Shehail)
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Mr. Weaver (as Shelly Berman)
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Daniel William Carter ...
Geek (as Dan Carter)
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Louise is not very popular at her high school. Then she learns that she's descended from the witches of Salem and has inherited their powers. At first she uses them to get back at the girls and teachers who teased her and to win the heart of the handsome footballer's captain. But soon she has doubts if it's right to 'cheat' her way to popularity. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Fall under her spell. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Cara dolce strega  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally intended to be a female version of Teen Wolf (1985) and it went as far as to borrow the design for the lettering, the tag line, and the shell of the plot line. See more »

Goofs

When Louise throws Richie in the bath tub to transform him back from a dog into a human, he is no longer wearing an apron. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Molloy: The leads are Brad and... Kiki, Duncan will play the King, and Louise will be the assistant costume mistress!
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Connections

Referenced in 30 Rock: Señor Macho Solo (2009) See more »

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Dream Lover
Words and Music by Larry Weir & Cathy Car
Performed by Cathy Car
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Everybody wants to be Cinderella
22 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I think what makes Teen Witch one of the best 80s "makeover" movie, is that it deals with issues not let on to seriously yet it still touches the heart.

It seems that everyone wants to be "Cinderella." In this story, a teenage girl who feels invisible at her school wants to be the most popular girl at school. After obtaining witch powers, her adventure begins in finding herself.

We all know that this movie is very fiction, but along with all this hocus pocus, comes a certain message. This message being that no matter what you do to change yourself, the real truth and comfort you'll receive comes from your true individual character and that is how you will succeed and will be truly satisfied.

I enjoyed the "musical" parts of the movie, I think they blended it in very well. Lively was very natural in her role and I liked that. Overall I give this movie a 9+, for a movie that isn't meant to be an Oscar worthy one and is made just for pure enjoyment.


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