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The Worst Witch (1986)

Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss ... See full summary »

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Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister (Agatha) who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration you'll never forget?!! Written by Evan Shenkman <ejs15@cornell.edu> and Elyssa Cohen__<esc10@cornell.edu>>>

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Things never go right for Mildred Hubble...


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31 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Najgora Veštica  »

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The Grand Wizard is the only male character in this television film. The rest of characters are girls and women. See more »

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When the girls are playing terror tag Dawn Undercover of the red team screams twice. The blue team only got one point, the other point never went up. See more »

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[after Mildred gets in trouble for escaping the school]
Ethel Hallow: [laughs, singsong] Mildred's going to get it right between the eyes.
Maud Warlock: What are you so happy about?
Ethel Hallow: My broomstick - it did the trick.
Maud Warlock: What are you talking about.
Ethel Hallow: She just couldn't handle it. Oh, never mind, just forget about it.
Maud Warlock: [suspiciously] Handle what?
Ethel Hallow: [irritated, the other girls gather around] Never mind.
Maud Warlock: [angrily points at her] You put a curse on her!
Ethel Hallow: Don't be ridiculous.
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Queen Aggie's School
performed by Charlotte Rae
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8 Stars!
11 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have been watching this movie since I was two years old, and I always loved it. Even now, at 19, I still love it, and I still watch it every Halloween - it's tradition!

I've never read the books, but the movie itself is great without them. Fairuza Balk is great in one of her first (ie: non-psychotic) roles. And Tim Curry is excellent - could we expect any less of him? I also loved Charlotte Rae in this - this movie is the only reason I ever watched The Facts of Life, I always saw her as Miss Cackle.

Anyway, this movie is really great, even if it was only an HBO TV movie. I'd really like to see it come out on DVD, but I doubt it ever will.


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