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Teen Witch (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 28 April 1989 (USA)
High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?

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Dorian Walker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robyn Lively ... Louise Miller (as Robyn Elaine Lively)
Dan Gauthier ... Brad Powell
Joshua John Miller ... Richie Miller (as Joshua Miller)
Caren Kaye ... Margaret Miller
Dick Sargent ... Frank Miller
Lisa Fuller Lisa Fuller ... Randa
Mandy Ingber ... Polly
Zelda Rubinstein ... Madame Serena
Noah Blake ... Rhet
Tina Caspary ... Shawn (as Tina Marie Casapary)
Megan Gallivan ... Kiki (as Megan A. Gallivan)
Alsari Al-Shehali Alsari Al-Shehali ... Vincent (as Alssari Al-Shehail)
Shelley Berman ... Mr. Weaver (as Shelly Berman)
Marcia Wallace ... Ms. Malloy
Daniel William Carter Daniel William Carter ... Geek (as Dan Carter)
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Storyline

Louise is not very popular at her high school. Then she learns that she's descended from the witches of Salem and has inherited their powers. At first she uses them to get back at the girls and teachers who teased her and to win the heart of the handsome footballer's captain. But soon she has doubts if it's right to 'cheat' her way to popularity. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teen Witch See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,875, 23 April 1989

Gross USA:

$27,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,843
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Madam Serena says "I like your cutesy little Punky Brewster face." Robyn Lively played Lisa in two episodes of Punky Brewster. See more »

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When Louise wishes David to leave her alone and the car swerves into oncoming traffic the cars change and disappear in different angles. See more »

Quotes

Rhet: A roger, a love wand, joy stick, dong, zipper lizard, tally whacker, trouser snake, schlong!
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Get up and move
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Revenge of the 80's: The white elephant movies.
1 July 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Teen Witch (1989) was one of those "white elephant" movies that I always found perversely entertaining. I'm like a moth drawn to an open flame whenever this movie is on T.V. I don't know why I like movies like these, but for some strange reason I do. The movie is an exercise in bad acting, gaudy clothes and inane situations. Personally I wouldn't have a movie like this in my collection but whenever it's on I'm there.

A teenage girl (Robin Lively) is about to have her sweet sixteen birthday. One day whilst having bad luck in general, she comes across a palm reader's abode. Seeking calm from the approaching storm she seeks refuge inside. The palm reader is a diminutive woman who reluctantly read the young lady's palm. She's learns from her reading that she's a descendant in the long line of witches just like herself. After learning that she'll be a witch with great powers after her 16th birthday, the woman takes her under her wing. Can she master her powers and make her dreams come true?

Overall the movie isn't all that great. In fact you'll feel kind of silly watching this teenage tripe. The movie has no real message and the supernatural angle is quite lame. When I saw this the first time I hoped something bad would happen to Robin Lively, but it never came to fruition. Oh well, if you really dig 80's movies, this one's for you. Others need not to apply.

Fair.


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