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Harriet the Spy (1996)

PG | | Family, Comedy, Drama | 10 July 1996 (USA)
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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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

Rosie O'Donnell who got the part for playing Ole Golly, remembers reading Harriet the Spy when she was 10 years old. See more »

Goofs

After Miss Elson writes the word "Pirates" on the blackboard, its appearance changes twice. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Welsch: [while playing fortune player with Harriet] Green.
Harriet M. Welsch: G-R-E-E-N.
Mr. Welsch: Aren't you going to work on your notebook today?
Harriet M. Welsch: [quickly] Yeah. Pick a number.
Mr. Welsch: Seven.
Harriet M. Welsch: [rotating the fortune teller] One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
Mr. Welsch: All right.
[looks up]
Mr. Welsch: Turn around.
Harriet M. Welsch: That's not a fortune.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, items from Harriet's spy kit (i.e. magnifying glass, flashlight, and compass) are seen interacting with the credits as they appear. See more »

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Features Boy to Man (1962) See more »

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I loved this movie! ~!
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this movie i went and saw when it first came out. After watching the behind the scenes promos on nickelodeon i was really shocked that Nickelodeon can do movies as well as a television network. Brilliantly written and acted i loved the acting and all the characters. It shows that what you are thinking is not always good to write down for fear of someone finding it. It also show's her trials and tribulations going through 6th grade wanting to be a spy and having a nanny in the mix. I loved Rosie O' Donnell in this film she is truly an awesome actor and during the movie you can't help but get a little teary eyed and crack up when your supposed to. I recommend for anyone especially a movie night for the family and/or friends! ~!


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