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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...


Certificate:

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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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Did You Know?

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 Mildred and Maud have reappeared and are sitting talking, when Mildred says, "If I live to have any," the actress playing Maud is mouthing the line as Mildred says it. See more »

Quotes

Grand Wizard: Now, Mildred, have you made any plans for this unexpected holiday?
Mildred Hubble: No, Grand Wizard. I suppose I'd better practice my flying.
Grand Wizard: Would you like to practice with me?
Mildred Hubble: With you?
Grand Wizard: Oh, absolutely.
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Soundtracks

Queen Aggie's School
performed by Charlotte Rae
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Great cult classic for Halloween! I wonder if it inspired the book for Harry Potter?
18 October 2007 | by polbean80See all my reviews

I think this movie is somewhat of a cult classic for me. My parents had recorded it off of the TV for me when I was little, and it was tradition to watch it every Halloween. I think it's hard for people who are just seeing it for the first time to connect with it. With all the dazzling special effects of today and the better picture quality and all I could see how it could be lacking.

However, I'm on book 4 of the Harry Potter Series and I have to say it reminded me of this movie. I think there are many similarities between them... and not. The one thing Mildred has an instant knack for is flying as does Harry. Snipe is a potions teacher and hates Harry as does Miss Hardbroom to Mildred... I could go on, but this isn't quite the forum for it. But overall I could see how this movie could have been the inspiration for Harry Potter, but not enough to call it plagiarism as some people are.

Oh, and Tim Curry is so HOT in this!


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