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

Also Known As:

Killing Mrs. Tingle  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$8,946,237 (USA) (1 October 1999)
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When asked why she did this film, Helen Mirren replied, "Because they gave me a shitload of money to do it." See more »

Goofs

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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[after accidentally firing a crossbow and nearly killing the teachers pet]
Mrs. Tingle: Don't tease us, Mr. Berry. When you shoot, make it count.
Brian Berry: It wasn't... I-I mean-I didn't think that...
Mrs. Tingle: No, because that would require a cerebrum, and a few other missing parts.
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I'm in the Mood for Love
Written by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
Performed by Julie London
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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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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