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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 »

Director:

Robert Young

Writers:

Jill Murphy (book), Mary Pleshette Willis (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Rigg ... Miss Constance Hardbroom
Charlotte Rae ... Miss Cackle / Agatha Cackle
Tim Curry ... The Grand Wizard
Fairuza Balk ... Mildred Hubble
Sabina Franklyn ... Miss Spellbinder
Su Elliot Su Elliot ... Delilah
Danielle Batchelor Danielle Batchelor ... Maud Warlock
Anna Kipling Anna Kipling ... Ethel Hallow
Kate Buckley Kate Buckley ... Donna
Leila Marr Leila Marr ... Pixie Brown
Liz May Brice ... Zoe Chant-Vestry (as Lisa Brice)
Katrina Heath Katrina Heath ... Sophie Hattrick
Tara Stevenson Tara Stevenson ... Gloria Hobgoblin
Laura Heath Laura Heath ... Misty Meadow
Sophie Cook Sophie Cook ... Natalie Sinister
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Najgora Veštica See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of three movies Fairuza Balk has been in that featured witches. The others were "Return to Oz," where she was hunted by a wicked witch, and "The Craft," where she was a wicked witch. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Miss Cackle, Agatha: Now, Mildred, what can I do for you?
Mildred Hubble: Ms. Hardbroom sent me.
Miss Cackle, Agatha: Oh, dear. What happened this time?
Mildred Hubble: I made the wrong potion.
Miss Cackle, Agatha: And?
Mildred Hubble: Instead of laughing... I disappeared.
Miss Cackle, Agatha: Oh dear, Mildred. Oh, dear, dear, dear. You must be the worst witch in the entire school. My words seem to go in one ear and out the other.
Mildred Hubble: I do try, Ms. Cackle. It's just that everything always goes wrong.
Miss Cackle, Agatha: I understand, dear, but you've got to apply yourself better. If you don't pass your first term exams you'll never get your ...
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Soundtracks

The Worst Witch (Growing Up Isn't Easy)
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Bonnie Langford
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OK, It is a lot like Harry Potter.
25 October 2003 | by jwhale9382See all my reviews

But there are differences. In the Worst Witch, Mildred is more worried about finding herself, and doesn't have the time or interest in to go on adventures and fight dark witches (well...not the powerful ones anyway). I love this movie. I used to be an outcaste so naturally I could relate to Mildred's situations. Fairuza Balk was so cute back then. Why did she have to grow up? :( It's basicly just a movie about a girl trying to find herself. My favorite part is during Mildred's Potion's test. (Cute scene) This movie also features a solo number by Tim Curry. It's his biggest hit since "Sweet Transvestite" from Rocky Horror. So it may not be a great movie, but I like it and that's all that matters.


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