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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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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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The letters that Harriet writes on the top corners of the pages in her notebook spell "EVERYBODY HATES ME" See more »

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When Harriet's parents confront her about her retaliation against the other students who have bullied her, Mrs. Welsch claims that Laura Peters' parents have called to inform her and Mr. Welsch that Laura has locked herself in the bathroom and won't come out (after having had her long braid cut off by Harriet). However, in a scene taking place between Laura's "haircut" and the angry phone calls, a short-haired Laura is seen with the other girls throwing spitballs on the ceiling of the school restroom and laughing, not seeming even the least bit upset about having all of her hair hacked off. See more »

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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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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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Ran Kan Kan
Written and Performed by Tito Puente
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Excellent holiday viewing; wonderful acting all round.
10 April 2004 | by (China) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film yesterday morning - ideal relaxation for the holiday weekend. The story was OK, maybe a bit shallow for my taste - I'm haven't been a kid for a long time - but I was really taken with the acting. Everyone played his/her part beautifully, completely credible, and none was the frightful red-haired brat as used to be portrayed in children's movies.

I was particularly taken with Harriet herself, and am not surprised that she has gone on to greater things.

The main lesson learned from this film appears to be that two wrongs do not make a right. Bush note!


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