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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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After an incident similar to the Littleton school shooting occured in Germany too, the German release title was changed from 'Tötet Mrs. Tingle' (Kill Mrs. Tingle) to 'Rettet Mrs. Tingle' (Save Mrs. Tingle). However the German video release still shows 'Tötet Mrs. Tingle' on the box. See more »

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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 »

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Leigh Ann Watson: It's completely factual, she was burned at the stake.
Mrs. Tingle: Always the victim, aren't we, Ms. Watson?
Leigh Ann Watson: Well there are certain similarities between society today and seventeenth century Salem. I guess that would be the irony of it all.
Mrs. Tingle: Irony is the opposite of what is or might be expected. For example, if Ms. Watson was expecting an A on her history project, she might find the actual result to be rather ironic.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Fall at Your Feet
Written by Jonathan Mead
Music by Radford
Performed by Radford
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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20 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) is a very weird movie. It was actually worse than I thought, but there are two hot chicks in it (Katie Holmes, Marisa Couglan) that made it heaps better.

I have to say Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) went stupid at lots of points in the film and the actors (Holmes, Mirren, Watson) could of done lots better.

Anyway, I'll get to the point! This film is about an overachieving student named Lee-Anne Watson (Holmes) who is accused of cheating on her history test! Lee-Anne doesn't like it when things don't go her way, and she wants revenge, so her two buddys (Coughlan, Watson) take a trip to see Mrs. Tingle (the dragon teacher who accused Lee-Anne of cheating) and pay her a lesson!

This is not scary, its not that funny but it manages to get in the thriller combination.

My Rating : 7/10.


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