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Teen Witch (1989)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Miller (as Robyn Elaine Lively)
Richie Miller (as Joshua Miller)
Caren Kaye ...
Lisa Fuller ...
Tina Caspary ...
Shawn (as Tina Marie Casapary)
Megan Gallivan ...
Kiki (as Megan A. Gallivan)
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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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28 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cara dolce strega  »

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Robyn makes her date David disappear and he never comes back throughout the whole movie. 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 can be noticed during TOP THAT. See more »


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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Get up and move
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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