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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:

Before school lets out, Mrs. Tingle's class is going to need a substitute teacher. 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

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Tingle: The smartest girl in school caught cheating, it will be scandalous.
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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

Features Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Alibi
Written by Duncan Sheik, Duane Lavold
Performed by Duncan Sheik
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

A great movie!!
6 January 2001 | by tiger84See all my reviews

This was a really good movie! It was fun and exciting. It had enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat..but not too much. Mrs. Tingle was so mean, you'll just love to hate her.She manipulates everyone and plays on their insecurities. Helen Mirren did such a good job playing her that I wonder if she is really a mean person. The plot was quite unlikely, but its a fun movie. This is an awesome movie and I really recommend it to you if you want to see a different kind of movie than most.


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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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Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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