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The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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It took them 17 years to learn the rules. And one week to break them all. See more »

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Rated R for teen nudity, drug use, strong language and some violent situations | See all certifications »

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23 August 1996 (USA)  »

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$141,617 (USA) (23 August 1996)

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$258,263 (USA) (30 August 1996)
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When working on this film, Angelina Jolie stated "I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn't married my husband. I fell in love with her the first second I saw her." The Jenny she referenced is Jenny Shimizu. See more »

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Goldie: Yo! Does this bitch ALWAYS talk in exclamation marks?
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Trouble
Performed by Shampoo
Written by Conall Fitzpatrick (as Fitzpatrick), Carrie Askew (as Askew) & Jacqueline Blake (as Blake)
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records/Food Ltd.
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Five teenage girls make a family
26 June 2006 | by (Minneapolis, United States) – See all my reviews

Four teenage girls are joined by Legs (played by Jolie). Experiencing various teenage anxieties and failed communication with parents, they form a strong emotional bond which is augmented by events in which they take part together and into which they are drawn. Supporting each other, they play the role of both friend and family to each other.

The plot deals with the isolation of late teenage from mainstream society and one's parents' generation, and the communication divide which neither parents nor children seem to be able to bridge easily during these years. Another theme is what too much pain and abandonment in the early years can do to you, and how good people can clash with a society trying to do the right thing, but getting it wrong.


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