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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  20 August 1999 (USA)
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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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Leanne 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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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, violence, sexuality, language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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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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The movie contains an inside joke on 'Barry Watson'. 'Katie Holmes' character last name is Watson and in their class there's a student whose last name is Berry. See more »

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When Luke is feeding Mrs. Tingle the burger and fries and she asks for some wine, the second time he brings the cup up to her lips for a drink, she leans down to take a sip but you can clearly see she doesn't take a drink at all. See more »

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Mrs. Tingle: Mr. Churner? Dare I even ask?
[Luke rises from his desk, walks up to the front of the classroom and places a rock on Mrs. Tingle's desk]
Luke Churner: Plymouth Rock.
Mrs. Tingle: Your work, Mr. Churner, reminds me of a student that sat in that same seat some 20 years ago. He, too, had "No future" printed on him... Do give your father my best.
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An OK movie with a great performance by Helen Mirren
17 April 2000 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I will have to disagree with many comments on this movie saying that it was only a bomb. I thought this movie was quite interesting, surely not a great one, but good. The high point of this movie, in fact, is Helen Mirren. I was quite impressed with her inspiring performance - it kind of reminded me of Kathy Bates in "Misery". It is quite rare to see such a great performance like Helen Mirren's in an horror/suspense movie and this is the main reason why I have decided to comment on "Teaching Mrs. Tingle".


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