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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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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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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Position of items on the counter when Sport buys them at Hong Fats grocery. See more »

Quotes

Harriet M. Welsch: [Golly closes the door on her parents screaming] Hey, I want to hear that.
Ole Golly: Yeah? Well I want to sing opera, but I can't, so I don't.
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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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La Serenata
Composed by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Lyrics by Giovanni Alfredo Cesareo
Performed by Beniamino Gigli
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A fun movie.
7 June 2004 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews



This is a good film. Michelle Trachtenberg makes a great Harriet the Spy. This movie is filled with comedy for the younger kids and is worth a look. I think this movie is underrated and it should have recieved more than it did. I read the book and from what I can remember, this movie resembles the book well. The

supporting cast including Rosie O'Donnell is great. The characterization is also well done including the characters Sport, Janie and the wise cracker Marion

Hawthorne. Harriet the Spy has a great mix of comedy, drama and tragedy. I

recommend this movie to any young one and if you've haven't read the book, I

would recommend you do or you might not understand this movie. *** out of ****


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