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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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On your case!

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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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Budget:

$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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Trivia

The telephone number of the Hong Kong Restaurant, 555-0134, is the same as Eddie Alden's in Someone Like You... (2001), Teddy's number in Memento (2000), Marla Singer's in Fight Club (1999), and a Mental institution in an episode of Millennium (1996). See more »

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When Sport plays with his dad in their apartment, someone is visible on the left side of the screen in the adjacent room of the apartment. See more »

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[the Spy Catchers are eating cake at their clubhouse; Pinky eats his slice using a wrench]
Rachel Hennessy: Someone told me the only reason you guys hang out with me is because of my mom's cake.
Pinky Whitehead: [with his mouth full] Well, it is very good cake.
[a furious Marion throws a crumpled up tin foil wrapper at Pinky causing him to flinch]
Janie Gibbs: Yeah, but how come we get these pieces and you guys get those?
Rachel Hennessy: We told you: we're officers.
Marion Hawthorne: And we need our strength.
[tosses a wrench towards Jamie]
Marion Hawthorne: You get to fix the clubhouse.
Janie Gibbs: [...]
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Quite alright
29 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie was not what I expected, but I was not disappointed; I was rather entertained. I'm not familiar with the books regarding Harriet the Spy, so I thought the movie was going to be about a kid who uncovered and foiled some illegal plot she stumbled across. I had no idea it was about a girl who aspired to be a writer. It was more dramatic than I expected too, but very realistic..it was about loosing friends and winning friends back-a more realistic story than uncovering and foiling an illegal plot. I loved the city scenes of the children running around Ontario in the autumn. I found it to be rather cinematographic.


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