|Sabrina The Teenage Witch|
|Directed by||Tibor Takács|
|Written by||Story by:
|Starring||Melissa Joan Hart
|Release date||April 7, 1996|
|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 TV 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 (later changed to Spellman), who is sent to live with her eccentric aunts in Riverdale. On her sixteenth 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.
- Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Sawyer (Sabrina Spellman in the TV series)
- Sherry Miller as Aunt Hilda
- Charlene Fernetz as Aunt Zelda
- Michelle Beaudoin as Marnie Littlefield
- Ryan Reynolds as Seth
- Tobias Mehler as Harvey
- Lalainia Lindbjerg as Katie La More
- Laura Harris as Freddie
- Kea Wong as Fran
- Jo Bates as Coach
- Janine Cox as Sales Clerk
- Biski Gugushe as Larry
- Tyler Labine as Mark
- Jim Swansburg as Mr. Dingle
- Noel Geer as Jeff
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