Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Director: Kevin Williamson Cast: Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle

After the success of Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and television's Dawson's Creek, screenwriter Kevin Williamson made his directorial debut with this screwball thriller in which an honor roll student and two friends kidnap their witchy teacher. Although her single mom (Lesley Ann Warren), a waitress, struggles to make ends meet, aspiring writer Leigh Ann Watson (Katie Holmes) works hard, avoids sexual temptation, and focuses on her studies. She hopes to make valedictorian and earn a scholarship to college -- and get away from her dead-end hometown. As her senior year draws to a close, however, she's dogged by harsh grades from her vituperative history instructor, Mrs. Tingle (Helen Mirren). On the same day she finds out that she's still in second place behind fellow valedictory candidate Mary Beth Carter (Liz Stauber), Leigh Ann must endure Mrs. Tingle's fierce criticism of the final project into which she's poured her heart. After commiserating with her best friend, aspiring actress Jo Lynn Jordan (Marisa Coughlan), and hunky stoner Luke Churner (Barry Watson), Leigh Ann runs even further afoul of Mrs. Tingle; Luke stashes an advance copy of the teacher's final exam in Leigh Ann's backpack and Tingle discovers it, promising to turn Leigh Ann in for cheating and ruin her chances of a better life. When the three teens turn up at Tingle's house to try to reason with her, Luke and Jo Lynn manage to accidentally kidnap Mrs. Tingle. Soon the three students are keeping their teacher a prisoner, trying to figure out how to blackmail her into silence while maintaining the illusion that nothing strange is going on. Teaching Mrs. Tingle was filmed under the name "Killing Mrs. Tingle," but the title was changed after a rash of real-life high school killing sprees made the headlines.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2011
UPC: 0096009773694
Original Release: 1999
Rating: PG-13
Source: Miramax Echo Bridge
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:35:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Helen Mirren Mrs. Eve Tingle
Katie Holmes Leigh Ann Watson
Jeffrey Tambor Gym Coach
Barry Watson Luke Churner
Marisa Coughlan Jo Lynn Jordan
Liz Stauber Mary Beth Carter
Michael McKean Principal Potter
Molly Ringwald Substitute Teacher
Vivica A. Fox Guidance Counselor
John Patrick White Brian Perry
Lesley Ann Warren Mrs. Prescott
Brian Klugman Actor
Pete Anthony Conductor

Technical Credits
Kevin Williamson Director,Screenwriter
Lisa Beach Casting
David Boyd Camera Operator
Lisa Campbell Asst. Director
Lauren Cory Set Decoration/Design
Susie de Santo Costumes/Costume Designer
Jared S. Eddo Stunts
Ted Field Executive Producer
Michael Finnell Executive Producer
Gina Fortunato Associate Producer
John Frizzell Score Composer
Howell Gibbens Sound Editor
Cary Granat Executive Producer
Paul Hellerman Co-producer
Leigh Hennessy Stunts
Erica Huggins Executive Producer
Cinda-Lin James Stunts
Andrew Kinney Musical Arrangement
Cathy Konrad Producer
Adam Kopald Sound Editor
Scott Kroopf Executive Producer
Michele Kuznetsky Musical Direction/Supervision
John Kwiatkowski Sound Editor
David S. Lazan Art Director
Diana Lupo Stunts
Nicholas Mastandrea Asst. Director
Daniel May Set Decoration/Design
Richard Merryman Camera Operator
Piero Mura Sound Editor
Scott P. Murphy Set Decoration/Design
Debra Neil-Fisher Editor
Brett Peters Camera Operator
Tricia Peters Stunts
Julie Plec Associate Producer
Mary Ramos Musical Direction/Supervision
Troy Robinson Stunts
Patrick Romano Stunts
Philip Shanahan Camera Operator
Duncan Sheik Songwriter
Naomi Shohan Production Designer
Rea Ann Silva Makeup
Jim Stuebe Sound/Sound Designer
Christopher J. Tuck Stunts
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Eileen Weisinger Stunts
Jerzy Zielinski Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Teaching Mrs. Tingle
1. End of the Year [8:18]
2. Class Projects [6:07]
3. Scholarship Woes [6:05]
4. Worth a Shot [8:46]
5. House Arrest [3:16]
6. House Arrest [5:26]
7. Negotiations [6:47]
8. Plan B [4:46]
9. The Plot Thickens [7:20]
10. Rendezvous [5:47]
11. Sidekick [5:56]
12. Youth of Today [10:03]
13. Sheep's Clothing [3:55]
14. Role Reversal [8:18]
15. Graduation [3:54]

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