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Harriet the Spy (1996)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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

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10 July 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Espiã  »

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Box Office

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: Your father has a high pressure job.
Harriet M. Welsch: What's a high pressure job?
Ole Golly: It's when you don't get to do what you want to, and when you do, you don't have enough time for it.
Harriet M. Welsch: Do spies have high pressure jobs?
Ole Golly: Only if they get caught.
Harriet M. Welsch: I never get caught.
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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 KaBlam! (1996) See more »

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Samba Ramba
Written by Ole Georg
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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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