A grouchy couple are parents to a very sweet girl, Matilda. Unlike her bratty brother and mean parents, Matilda becomes a very sweet and extremely intelligent 6 year old girl, who is very keen to go to school and read books. After a while, her parents send her to school with the worst principal in the world, a very sweet teacher, and good friends. While trying to put up with her parents' and principal's cruelty, she starts to unwittingly unleash telekinetic powers, destroying a television and making a newt fly onto the principal. With enough practice, Matilda starts to learn to control her telekinetic powers and soon using them on her principal so she can drive her away from the school.

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  1. Nicholas Kazan


  2. Roald Dahl


  3. Danny DeVito


Top Billed Cast

  1. Mara Wilson

    Mara Wilson

    Matilda Wormwood

  2. Danny DeVito

    Danny DeVito

    Harry Wormwood

  3. Embeth Davidtz

    Embeth Davidtz

    Miss Jennifer "Jenny" Honey

  4. Rhea Perlman

    Rhea Perlman

    Zinnia Wormwood

  5. Pam Ferris

    Pam Ferris

    Agatha Trunchbull

  6. Paul Reubens

    Paul Reubens

    FBI Agent Bob

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $36,000,000.00

Revenue $33,459,416.00

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Release Information

  • August 2, 1996
    PG, Theatrical



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