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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.

Director:

Kevin Williamson
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helen Mirren ... Mrs. Tingle
Katie Holmes ... Leigh Ann Watson
Jeffrey Tambor ... Coach Wenchell
Barry Watson ... Luke Churner
Marisa Coughlan ... Jo Lynn Jordan
Liz Stauber ... Trudie Tucker
Michael McKean ... Principal Potter
Molly Ringwald ... Miss Banks
Vivica A. Fox ... Miss Gold
John Patrick White John Patrick White ... Brian Berry
Robert Gant ... Professor
Harvey Silver ... Roger
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Storyline

Leigh Ann Watson (Katie Holmes) 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 (Dame Helen Mirren), 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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, violence, sexuality, language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin Williamson wrote the part of Sidney Prescott in Scream with Molly Ringwald in mind to play her but she was 27 at the time and didn't want to play a teenager. See more »

Goofs

On the night the kids go to Mrs. Tingle's home, Mrs. Tingle's robe opens and closes repeatedly between shots. See more »

Quotes

Miss Banks: That was Mrs. Tingle. She's sick with the flu. She sounded really bad.
Principal Potter: She hasn't been sick since - in fact, I don't think she's ever been sick.
Miss Banks: Do you think it's serious?
Principal Potter: God, I hope so.
[Both chuckle]
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Alternate Versions

The credits list Robert Gant as "Professor" but those scenes where deleted. Robert Gant never appears in the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Eve 6: Tongue Tied (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Sorry
Written by Jo Lloyd, David Magee, James Wright
Performed by Stretch Princess
Courtesy of Windup Records
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none of you know how to spot a good movie!
4 March 2001 | by kat3ukSee all my reviews

This film was really well written and really good! I am really annoyed that it didn't go to the big screen as i would have liked two see it! The story was far-fetched but at the beggining being put in the situation they were in they had no other choice but to do wat they did! The actors were ALL really good and barry watson was absoloutely gorgeous which helps! What the writer did was bring out things that occur in everyday life and exagerated it to put a picture across which is very cleverly done. The best thing about the film is that you could see how in love with leanne luke was and it was sooo sweet! I am big sucker for love storys and the way he would do anything to help her was so sweet! I think when people watch a film they should look into things and they might be so suprised! i do really reccomend this film to anyone who is thinking about watching it ! it also has you right on the edge of your seat at times. so thumbs up for his film!


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing Mrs. Tingle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,326,870, 22 August 1999

Gross USA:

$8,951,935

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,951,935
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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