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Sabrina the Teenage Witch (film)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch
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Written by Story by:
Barney Cohen
Kathryn Wallack
Teleplay by:
Barney Cohen
Nicholas Factor
Kathryn Wallack
Directed by Tibor Takács
Starring Melissa Joan Hart
Sherry Miller
Charlene Fernetz
Michelle Beaudoin
Ryan Reynolds
Tobias Mehler
Lalainia Lindbjerg
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 91 minutes
Release
Original channel Showtime
Original release April 7, 1996 (1996-04-07)
Chronology
Followed by Sabrina Goes to Rome

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a 1996 American television film adaptation based on the comic book series of the same name from Archie Comics. It served as a pilot for the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch television series and premiered on Showtime on April 7, 1996.

The only two actors who would appear in both the film and television series would be Melissa Joan Hart, whose character possessed a different surname from her comic book and television counterpart, and Michelle Beaudoin, whose character was renamed for the television series. Also of note is the fact that, unlike the comics and eventual television series, which were set in the fictional town of Greendale, the television film was said to take place in the fictional town of Riverdale.

Although set in the United States like in the comics and unlike the said television series, the movie was shot entirely in British Columbia, Canada.

Plot

The movie centers around Sabrina Sawyer, who is sent to live with her eccentric aunts in Riverdale. On her 16th birthday, Sabrina discovers that she is a witch. Sabrina then develops a crush on Seth, the cutest boy in school who happens to be dating Katie La More, the school's "queen bee." Sabrina has to find a way to use her newly discovered magical power to get Seth to notice her, but at the same time not cast a love spell, which could backfire on her.

After Katie dumps Seth, he starts to notice Sabrina. Sabrina is able to use her magic to win a track competition and get Seth to ask her to the Spring Fling. Katie discovers Sabrina's secret and sets out to let everyone know what Sabrina is. Sabrina has to use her magic to turn Katie into a poodle to stop her but later changes her back. All the while, Harvey likes Sabrina and waits to see if she will have a change of heart and start to notice him. The story ends happily with Sabrina and Harvey together at the dance.

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