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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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When History becomes Deadly! 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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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 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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No accused witch was burned at Salem. The victims of the scare were all hanged. Therefore Leigh Ann's report is flawed and Mrs. Tingle is entitled to mark her down on it. See more »

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Mrs. Tingle: Well done, Miss Watson.
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Written by Tara MacLean
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Not at all as good as Pep Squad
10 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

This adaptation of the Steve Balderson film is also very similar to "9 to 5," but lacks the warmth of that film and the stylish excitement of Pep Squad. They should have kept the title "Killing Mrs. Tingle" instead of changing it to "Teaching..." I think that was pretty weak. Overall, writing is fair, but the story is superficially shallow. Metaphors and real meaning needed to be here.


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