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Harriet the Spy (1996)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 10 July 1996 (USA)
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Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?

Director:

Bronwen Hughes

Writers:

Louise Fitzhugh (novel), Greg Taylor (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Harriet M. Welsch
Gregory Smith ... Sport
Vanessa Chester ... Janie Gibbs (as Vanessa Lee Chester)
Rosie O'Donnell ... Ole Golly
J. Smith-Cameron ... Mrs. Welsch
Robert Joy ... Ben Welsch
Eartha Kitt ... Agatha K. Plummer
Charlotte Sullivan ... Marion Hawthorne
Teisha Kim Teisha Kim ... Rachel Hennessy
Cecilley Carroll Cecilley Carroll ... Beth Ellen Hansen
Dov Tiefenbach ... Boy with Purple Socks
Nina Shock Nina Shock ... Carrie Andrews
Conor Devitt Conor Devitt ... Pinky Whitehead
Alisha Morrison Alisha Morrison ... Laura Peters
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Miss Elson
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Storyline

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?

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Taglines:

On your case!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harriet the Spy See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,580,000, 14 July 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,539,321, 10 November 1996
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michelle Trachtenberg and Vanessa Lee Chester also appeared in 17 Again (2009). See more »

Goofs

After Miss Elson writes the word "Pirates" on the blackboard, its appearance changes twice. See more »

Quotes

Harriet M. Welsch: How long have you known me, Golly?
Ole Golly: Since you were born. That's 11 years and 12,000 tomato sandwiches ago.
Harriet M. Welsch: And you'll never leave me, right?
Ole Golly: Well I won't *leave you* leave you, but one day you'll be old enough and... well, old enough to take care of yourself and when that day comes you won't need me around anymore. But *that* day is not *today*.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, items from Harriet's spy kit (i.e. magnifying glass, flashlight, and compass) are seen interacting with the credits as they appear. See more »

Connections

Features KaBlam! (1996) See more »

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Visit Russia
Written by Ole Georg
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Quite alright
29 June 2002 | by anitatankySee all my reviews

This movie was not what I expected, but I was not disappointed; I was rather entertained. I'm not familiar with the books regarding Harriet the Spy, so I thought the movie was going to be about a kid who uncovered and foiled some illegal plot she stumbled across. I had no idea it was about a girl who aspired to be a writer. It was more dramatic than I expected too, but very realistic..it was about loosing friends and winning friends back-a more realistic story than uncovering and foiling an illegal plot. I loved the city scenes of the children running around Ontario in the autumn. I found it to be rather cinematographic.


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