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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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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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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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Gillian Anderson turned down the role of Mrs. Tingle. See more »

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When Leigh Ann and Mrs. Tingle fight towards the end of the movie, the blood running from Leigh Ann's nose keeps changing patterns. It starts off as a big blood smear to a simple line of blood running down her nose. 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 Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Til I Cry You Out of Me
Written by Jonnie Most, Sheppard
Performed by Sozzi
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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