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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


For twenty years, Mrs. Tingle has terrorized her students. This year, three of them are going to teach her a lesson. 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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1.85 : 1
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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 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 »


Mrs. Tingle: [DELETED POST-CREDIT SCENE: closeup of a door. There is a knock, and the doorbell rings. The door is opened by an unseen homeowner. Standing just outside is an all-too-familiar figure, well-dressed and carrying a suitcase] Hello. My name is Eve Tingle.
[Smiling, she opens the suitcase to display its contents]
Mrs. Tingle: Would you care to purchase some lovely encyclopedias?
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


I Shut Down
Written by Emmanuel Kiriakou
Performed by Emmanuel Kiriakou (as Eman)
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10 January 2000 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

First of all, forget those ads where they make you think this is kind of a horror movie. This is one of the best comedies I've seen in a while. Those who thought that Kevin Williamson was "dead" were COMPLETELY wrong. This is one hell of a movie with a great and tremendously funny script and with a great cast. Marisa Coughlan should be nominated to the Oscar...her THE EXORCIST scene is a classic already. She steals the show although Helen Mirren is great in her bitchy role (you find yourself shouting to the screen "KILL HER!!!") Rent it, you won´t be disappointed.

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