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PG-13| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
A hardworking and bright high-school senior, Leigh Ann (Katie Holmes) has her impending status as valedictorian jeopardized when her bitter history teacher, Mrs. Tingle (Helen Mirren), gives her a poor grade on a project. This antagonistic relationship quickly escalates until circumstances lead Leigh Ann and her friends Luke (Barry Watson) and Jo Lynn (Marisa Coughlan) to hold Tingle hostage in her home. As the conflict continues, it looks as if not everyone will make it out alive.

Cast: Helen Mirren , Katie Holmes , Jeffrey Tambor , Barry Watson , Marisa Coughlan , Liz Stauber , Michael McKean , Molly Ringwald

Director: Kevin Williamson

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Miramax Films

Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

Release Date: August 11th, 1999|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Williamson's script, which he also directed, is spiteful and shallow. show more

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    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Mirren is about the only reason this slow-moving revenge tale tingles at all. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Williamson's screenplay doesn't match the cleverness of his conceit; it lacks the requisite archness and wit. show more

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