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

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a 1996 American television film adaptation based on a character 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 appeared in both the pilot, and eventual television series, were Melissa Joan Hart and Michelle Beaudoin, though Hart's character had a different surname, and Beaudoin's character had a name change in the series.


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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Category:1996 television films Category:American teen comedy films Category:American television films Category:Fantasy-comedy films Category:Television films as pilots Category:Sabrina the Teenage Witch films Category:1990s fantasy films Category:Melissa Joan Hart Category:Sherry Miller Category:Charlene Fernetz Category:Michelle Beaudoin Category:Tobias Mehler Category:Lalainia Lindbjerg Category:Laura Harris Category:Ryan Reynolds

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