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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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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

Nickelodeon's first feature film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ole Golly: [as she and George ride together on the bike, Harriet is asleep in the basket] You okay?
George Waldenstein: Yeah.
[strokes Harriet's hair]
George Waldenstein: [they arrive at the Welsch house, Harriet wakes up]
Harriet M. Welsch: [drowsy] Hey. How come all the lights are on?
Mrs. Welsch: [emerging from the house, Mr.Welsch is right behind her] Where is my child?
Harriet M. Welsch: Uh-oh.
Mrs. Welsch: Harriet? Harriet, what are you doing in that contraption? Come in here at once.
[Mr.Welsch quickly carries Harriet off]
Mrs. Welsch: Miss Golly what are you doing with my child, at this hour, without my consent?
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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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St. James Infirmary
Written by Irving Mills
Performed by Derek Shezbie
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Quit ragging on this movie!
25 June 2003 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was nine years old. I liked it for that time. I in fact tried to emulate Harriet and her friends. But those days are over now. What I am trying to say is don't say this is an awful movie because you found it dumb. Yes, some of it may be a little...juvenile. But remember, it WAS MADE for juveniles, not adults or anyone else but the age range of 8-12. If you are between the ages of eight and twelve, and you still hated it, then yes, it is understandable. But it is ridiculous for an adult to say that they hated this movie because it is 'too juvenile'. I think this movie has a great plot and a great message to young children. Be truthful to your friends, and you will succeed beyond your dreams. I also read the book, and this movie is quite close to the book, which is a good thing for a movie to be. In totality, this is a cute movie with a good message, and if you liked the movie, read the book too.


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