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Teen Witch (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 28 April 1989 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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Louise Miller (as Robyn Elaine Lively)
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Richie Miller (as Joshua Miller)
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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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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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Trivia

Madam Serena says "I like your cutesy little Punky Brewster face." Robyn Lively played Lisa in two episodes of Punky Brewster. See more »

Goofs

During the song "Top That," the audio and video are slightly out of synch. Other songs have the same problem, but the audio/video mismatch can really be noticed during TOP THAT. See more »

Quotes

Louise Miller: [about the disgusting pizza Richie is preparing] This is disgusting! You better clean this mess up before mom gets home.
Richie Miller: I don't have to.
Louise Miller: I am telling you, I don't want to listen to her yell at you. You are an unbelievable pig!
Richie Miller: I'm rubber your glue whatever you call me sticks back on you.
Louise Miller: No! I'm rubber YOUR glue whatever YOU call me sticks back on YOU!
Richie Miller: You think you're hot stuff because you went to a dance. Dream on! No one wants do date you because you are a dog! A dog! A dog!
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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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Revenge of the 80's: The white elephant movies.

Teen Witch (1989) was one of those "white elephant" movies that I always found perversely entertaining. I'm like a moth drawn to an open flame whenever this movie is on T.V. I don't know why I like movies like these, but for some strange reason I do. The movie is an exercise in bad acting, gaudy clothes and inane situations. Personally I wouldn't have a movie like this in my collection but whenever it's on I'm there.

A teenage girl (Robin Lively) is about to have her sweet sixteen birthday. One day whilst having bad luck in general, she comes across a palm reader's abode. Seeking calm from the approaching storm she seeks refuge inside. The palm reader is a diminutive woman who reluctantly read the young lady's palm. She's learns from her reading that she's a descendant in the long line of witches just like herself. After learning that she'll be a witch with great powers after her 16th birthday, the woman takes her under her wing. Can she master her powers and make her dreams come true?

Overall the movie isn't all that great. In fact you'll feel kind of silly watching this teenage tripe. The movie has no real message and the supernatural angle is quite lame. When I saw this the first time I hoped something bad would happen to Robin Lively, but it never came to fruition. Oh well, if you really dig 80's movies, this one's for you. Others need not to apply.

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