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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Thriller | 20 August 1999 (USA)
The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way.

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Leigh Ann is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle, and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. Tingle's class goes awry, mayhem ensues and friendships, loyalties and trust are tested by the teacher's intricate mind-games. Written by <fichaud2000@hotmail.com>

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Before school lets out, Mrs. Tingle's class is going to need a substitute teacher. See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, violence, sexuality, language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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20 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Killing Mrs. Tingle  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,326,870 (USA) (20 August 1999)

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$8,946,237 (USA) (1 October 1999)
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In the original script, it is revealed in the very last scene that the dog's name is Richard, which is also the name of Mrs. Tingle's husband. See more »

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When Mrs. Tingle first walks down the hall and kids try to get out of her way, two students dodge her twice. A fat white girl and a black girl wearing a blue dress separate from each other twice. The second time you see them split, the black girl screams as she moves. See more »

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Mrs. Tingle: Luke's a man, Jo Lynn. He'll always pursue that which is unobtainable. It's in his nature.
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Features Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

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Written by Duncan Sheik, Duane Lavold
Performed by Duncan Sheik
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A fine story spoiled...
13 February 2000 | by (Yorkton, SK CA) – See all my reviews

Could have been a good story except for the incredulously stupid ending that left me not only disappointed but angry. The 'moral' of the story is that it is o.k. to be deceitful, to assault, verbally & physically, to hold hostage, to defame and to blackmail someone because you believe (rightly or wrongly) that you deserve an 'A' on a class project.

Excuse me, but to mature, rational people, aren't these things normally considered criminal?

The whole thing comes off as some sort of vendetta against a former teacher written by some inept student looking for someone on whom to blame their shortcomings. Childish at best.

Watch only if you believe you got 'D's in school because your teachers were out to get you personally. Then see a good shrink.


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