PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
It's widely believed that the Trunchbull was based on the school headmistress of Liccy Dahl (who served as a producer) - who reportedly got very creative with her punishments. Liccy and her friend once tried to sneak ice cream to their rooms. When they were caught, the headmistress made them wait until dawn while the ice cream melted.
Since you're an educator, I'll make you a deal.
Agatha Trunchbull: You'd better.
Harry Wormwood: Let's do business.
The icing on Matilda's cake at "The Ritz" jumps about between shots.
The opening and closing credits are displayed over various colored backgrounds.
$8,209,000 (USA) (4 August 1996)
$33,084,249 (USA) (1 December 1996)
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