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Teen Witch (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Miller (as Robyn Elaine Lively)
Richie Miller (as Joshua Miller)
Caren Kaye ...
Margaret Miller
Frank Miller
Lisa Fuller ...
Shawn (as Tina Marie Casapary)
Kiki (as Megan A. Gallivan)
Alsari Al-Shehali ...
Vincent (as Alssari Al-Shehail)
Mr. Weaver (as Shelly Berman)
Daniel William Carter ...
Geek (as Dan Carter)


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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Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cara dolce strega  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,875, 23 April 1989, Limited Release

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Caron Kaye is married to a Chinese man. See more »


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 »


Louise Miller: Can I make him love me.
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Referenced in Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005) See more »


I like boys
Words and Music by Larry Weir, Theresa Weir, Maria Weir, Tom Weir, Estella Weir
Performed by Elizabeth & The Weirz
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Revenge of the 80's: The white elephant movies.
1 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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