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Harriet the Spy (1996)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 10 July 1996 (USA)
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?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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:

View content advisory »
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Details

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:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,601,651, 14 July 1996

Gross USA:

$26,570,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,570,048
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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

Gregory Smith (Sport) and Charlotte Sullivan (Marion Hawthorne) also appeared in Rookie Blue (2010). See more »

Goofs

This film is set in the United States, yet in scenes such as the "kids yelling and chasing Harriet through town" segment, landmarks unique to Toronto, the capital city, are featured blatantly, including a flowerbed in the park shaped like the Canadian maple leaf, and background shots of buildings recognized worldwide as Toronto's architecture. See more »

Quotes

Ole Golly: Just because you're going to be alone now doesn't mean the world stops turning. You'll keep writing in your notebooks and when you're grown up and you publish your first novel, I'll be first in line at that bookstore, getting an autographed copy.
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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

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Soundtracks

Uska Dara
Written by Stella Lee
Performed by Eartha Kitt
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I loved this movie! ~!
6 May 2004 | by Roxburyfunny1See all my reviews

this movie i went and saw when it first came out. After watching the behind the scenes promos on nickelodeon i was really shocked that Nickelodeon can do movies as well as a television network. Brilliantly written and acted i loved the acting and all the characters. It shows that what you are thinking is not always good to write down for fear of someone finding it. It also show's her trials and tribulations going through 6th grade wanting to be a spy and having a nanny in the mix. I loved Rosie O' Donnell in this film she is truly an awesome actor and during the movie you can't help but get a little teary eyed and crack up when your supposed to. I recommend for anyone especially a movie night for the family and/or friends! ~!


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