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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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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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You've met the Witch, now meet the B-tch. See more »


Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killing Mrs. Tingle  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$8,946,237 (USA) (1 October 1999)

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Did You Know?


When asked why she did this film, Helen Mirren replied, "Because they gave me a shitload of money to do it." See more »


When we first see the principal of the school standing on the front steps of the school, he has a coffee mug in his right hand. He moves the mug to his left hand but after a cut, the mug has jumped back into his right hand. See more »


Mrs. Tingle: You present yourself with such self-assured tenacity, but your fear shows around the edges. You can do better.
Jo Lynn Jordan: We're trying, Mrs. Tingle. Work with us.
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Referenced in Scream: The Inside Story (2011) See more »


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Written by Emmanuel Kiriakou
Performed by Emmanuel Kiriakou (as Eman)
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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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