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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

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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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This summer, the teacher from hell is about to get taught a lesson See more »

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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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$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 film was originally to be called "Killing Mrs. Tingle". The events on 20 April 1999 at Columbine High School (Littleton, Colorado, USA) in which 13 people were murdered by two of their own classmates, prompted the name change. See more »

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When Leigh Ann and Luke are having sex, Mrs. Tingle tries to break free of her constraints. In the close up it is clearly noticeable that there are two different sets of constraints that are not attached in any way, one around Mrs. Tingle's wrists and one around the bed post. The one around the bed post has a loop for Helen Mirren to put her wrists through. The constraints would go back with Helen Mirren's wrist if it were a single piece, but the loop keeps its shape. See more »

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Mrs. Tingle: I want you to fail.
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References The Jerry Springer Show (1991) See more »

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20 August 1999 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Although most critics taught this movie a lesson in film making by giving it horrible reviews, I found this flick rather interesting. I thought all the actors and actresses did a wonderful job of keeping in mind that this situation is supposed to be reality and you can see the fear in their minds. This is most evident when they visit Mrs. Tingle at her house. Once they make the fateful mistake, I personally could put myself in their shoes because what if that did happen in real life. What would you do? How would you handle it? Helen Mirren did a believable job as a wicked teacher and Molly Ringwald has a nice touch on the film in a cameo. Marisa Coughlan and Barry Watson also did an outstanding job for their first big movie. I would give this film a A- for somewhat originality and full believability. At least I gave the movie a better grade then Leigh Ann received on her project!


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