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Harriet the Spy (1996)

PG  |   |  Family, Comedy, Drama  |  10 July 1996 (USA)
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Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?

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Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?

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Family | Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for mild language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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10 July 1996 (USA)  »

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A Pequena Espiã  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,580,000 (USA) (12 July 1996)

Gross:

$26,539,321 (USA) (8 November 1996)
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Nickelodeon's first feature film. See more »

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When Harriet's parents confront her about her retaliation against the other students who have bullied her, Mrs. Welsch claims that Laura Peters' parents have called to inform her and Mr. Welsch that Laura has locked herself in the bathroom and won't come out (after having had her long braid cut off by Harriet). However, in a scene taking place between Laura's "haircut" and the angry phone calls, a short-haired Laura is seen with the other girls throwing spitballs on the ceiling of the school restroom and laughing, not seeming even the least bit upset about having all of her hair hacked off. See more »

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Sport's Dad: [over ecstatic] Will you take a look at this. Huh? Huh? What do you think of your old man now, Sport? Ten thousand smackaroos! No more paying with change. No more, no more spaghetti. Going to feel like steak. And you know those fancy basketball sneakers with the, with the buckles and the Velcro and the crap all over them? Their yours, buddy boy, all yours!
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Nice All Around
12 October 2002 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie first in the movie theaters when I was younger. I must tell you that I enjoyed it to the extreme. It's the type of movie that makes a young child want to go out and be the main character. You know what I mean, get a spy notebook and gadjets and try to spy on the next door neighbors. Come on, I did it, haha. Anyway, Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) plays Harriet, the lead character. She gets herself into a lot of trouble throughout the story, but has a lot of fun on the way too. She does an awesome job with that character. I also think the role of Sport (played by Gregory Smith of Everwood) was also great. He did a good job of making Sport a believeable character. Rosie O'Donnell also stars in this movie. I like this movie, and it is fun to see those actors such as Trachtenberg and Smith now and see how much they have grown since this movie.


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