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All I Wanna Do (1998)

Strike! (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 September 1998 (USA)
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In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.

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Kirsten Dunst ...
Gaby Hoffmann ...
Lynn Redgrave ...
Rachael Leigh Cook ...
Tom Guiry ...
'Frosty' Frost (as Thomas Guiry)
Vincent Kartheiser ...
Snake - Flat Critter
Monica Keena ...
Matthew Lawrence ...
Heather Matarazzo ...
Merritt Wever ...
Robert Bockstael ...
Brenda Devine ...
Rosemary Dunsmore ...
Nigel Bennett ...
Harvey Sawyer
Jenny Parsons ...
Mrs. Dewey
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If there's one thing this wild group of friends at an all-girls high school has learned, it's how to get what they want! So when word leaks out that their school is about to merge with an all-boys academy, some of the students strike back... devising a hilarious scheme to sabotage the plan get ready for a sidesplitting lesson in laughter, as the girls wage an all-out assault in an outrageous battle of the sexes! Written by Anonymous

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Every girl has a secret desire... See more »

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Rated PG-13 for teen sex-related material, language and substance misuse | See all certifications »

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$307,763 (USA) (21 August 1998)

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$780,471 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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Trivia

Monica Keena and Rachael Leigh Cook appeared together in Dawson's Creek (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Snake and Tinka are dancing and the camera is on Snake, the straps on Tinka's dress are in the right place on her shoulders. When the shot changes to Tinka, the straps are hanging off her shoulders. They keep changing between shots. See more »

Quotes

Tinka Parker: Look, Von Stefan. I know you like this place the way it is, but wake up. It's not real life. Real life is boy, girl, boy, girl.
Verena Von Stefan: No, real life is boy *on top* of girl.
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References Gidget (1959) See more »

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Girlfriends for Life
Performed by Darlene Love
Produced by Andy Paley
Written by Sarah Kernochan
Published by Propinquity Publishing Inc.
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All I Wanna Do...is watch this movie.
27 December 2001 | by (Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, so that's a little much. But seriously, this is one of the funniest teen-related movies I've seen, and I've seen most of them. The cast is delightful, especially Kirsten Dunst as Verena, the quick-witted ringleader of the Daughters of the American Ravioli. She and her friends Tinka, Tweetie, and Momo take Odette, a new student at Miss Goddard's School for Girls, under their trouble-making, big-dreaming wings and try to stop their beloved school from going co-ed. It sounds like a thin premise for a movie, and maybe it is, but the characters are real and humorous and some of the scenes are extremely funny. The dance, where Verena and Momo spike the punch and intoxicate the choir boys of St. Ambrose, is hilarious, especially if you can pick out Hayden Christensen as a drunken student. And Tom Guiry, Scotty Smalls of "The Sandlot" fame, grew up and got himself some muscles. My one real problem with this movie was Gaby Hoffman as Odette. She was, for the most part, the one dull person in a crowd of comical characters. Her main goal is to be an "ex-virgin" and then become a politician. She's rather boring and expressionless compared to the rest of the DAR. This movie is funny and charming and perfect for a group of girlfriends to watch together. I'd suggest it along the same lines as "Ten Things I Hate About You." I give it 7 stars out of 10.


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