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Strike! (1998)

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.


Sarah Kernochan


Sarah Kernochan





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Verena von Stefan
Gaby Hoffmann ... Odette
Lynn Redgrave ... Miss McVane
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Abigail 'Abby' Sawyer
Tom Guiry ... 'Frosty' Frost (as Thomas Guiry)
Vincent Kartheiser ... Snake - Flat Critter
Monica Keena ... Tinka Parker
Matthew Lawrence ... Dennis
Heather Matarazzo ... Theresa 'Tweety' Goldberg
Merritt Wever ... Maureen 'Momo' Haines
Robert Bockstael ... Frank Dewey
Brenda Devine Brenda Devine ... Miss Phipps
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Page Sawyer
Nigel Bennett ... Harvey Sawyer
Jenny Parsons ... Mrs. Dewey


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Vincent Kartheiser and Monica Keena also play love interests in Crime + Punishment in Surburbia. See more »


During the field hockey game, as Odette and Verena argue over their different stances on their school becoming co-ed, Verena's hair keeps changing between shots, alternating between down the front of her shoulders and down the back of her shoulders. See more »


Odette: None of your Floppin Buggies.
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Alternate Versions

"Strike" was originally only released in Canada and Seattle. After two years, it was given a shot at the American box office, given a limited release in New York with a few lines of dialogue cut, most of them sexual references. See more »


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Congratulations, Sarah Kernochan
29 January 2002 | by laurie_poetSee all my reviews

Very, very good movie. I'm a big movie fan, but I'm picky about what I like and I like this. The characters, in my opinion, were well-chosen for the parts they played.

I, however, had a problem with Gaby Hoffman as Odette/Odius/Odie Sinclair who is a new arrival in this movie. It's like she's trying too hard to be cool among the girls, which rubbed me the wrong way, especially at the end when they fought back and she was the leader.

But the movie was a big success, in my point of view. I loved how Tinka fell in love with "Little Rascal"-esque Snake ("She's sucking his face off!") and how her St. Ambrose date was a little...premature but a major cutie, who grew up ALOT. All in all, it was a great hit of a movie and recommend it to anyone.

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Release Date:

4 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All I Wanna Do See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$307,763, 23 August 1998

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