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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 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, 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>

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Taglines:

This summer, the teacher from hell is about to get taught 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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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,946,237, 3 October 1999
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Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael McKean (Principal Potter) and Lesley Ann Warren (Faye Watson) previously worked together in the movie "Clue." "Clue" is based on the the Parker Brothers board game. Michael McKean played Mr. Green and Lesley Ann Warren played Miss Scarlet. See more »

Goofs

When Trudy is "shot", the arrow hits the grade book she's holding. Some thought they saw blood where there should be none, but that is the red tail of the arrow. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Tingle: Mr. Churner? Dare I even ask?
[Luke rises from his desk, walks up to the front of the classroom and places a rock on Mrs. Tingle's desk]
Luke Churner: Plymouth Rock.
Mrs. Tingle: Your work, Mr. Churner, is very reminiscent of a young man who sat in that same chair some 20 years ago. He, too, had the words "No future" printed on his forehead... Do give your father my best.
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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

References Sally Jessy Raphael (1983) See more »

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Written by Jo Lloyd, David Magee, James Wright
Performed by Stretch Princess
Courtesy of Windup Records
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Excellent, a leap for Willamson as director
21 August 1999 | by Russ-65See all my reviews

Kevin Williamson has shown that he can direct his vision of a movie that he has written. I think this is somewhat suspenseful and articulate. Williamson's use of vocabulary as in his other works is still by far unbelievable. Also, his introduction of the antagonist as she is walking through the hallway as students dodge her path is proving her power as being evil. This movie is also very realistic because everyone has felt threatened by a teacher like Tingle. This movie was excellent and I believe that Kevin Williamson did a great job in his directorial debut.


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