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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.

Director:

Sarah Kernochan

Writer:

Sarah Kernochan

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Someone is trying to ruin their favorite place in the world, and these friends aren't going to take it lying down. So they're going on... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Monica Keena and Merritt Wever were real-life classmates at LaGuardia High School in New York City. See more »

Goofs

During the scene with Mrs McVane where Verena is informed she is to be expelled, the cigarette she is holding changes hands between shots. See more »

Quotes

Verena Von Stefan: Right. Just imagine, we'll have to wash our hair every night. We'll have to sleep on rollers til our scalps bleed. Then we'll have to get up at six every morning for the comb out. Your lungs will be lined with hairspray. Then you need all this equipment to push up the tits and blitz the zits and spray the pits! Then you stagger into class and you look perfect but you're exhausted, you're too tired to even think but that's okay the teachers they won't call on you anyway, also you don't want to ...
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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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Let Me In
Performed by The Sensations
Written by George Minor, Yvonne Baker, Alphonso Howell
Published by Arc Music Corp., Dandelion Music Co.
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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If You're a girl, you MUST see it.
18 January 2000 | by soda_pop41See all my reviews

This story is about the teenage girls who plays the dirty tricks on the school boys from the different school and saving the girl school in danger. I watched this movie in the theater AND with VCD and I love this movie. My boyfriend slept in the theater, though. Maybe this movie is NOT for the boys. Chris is a BIG fan of Kirsten Dunst and Gaby Hoffman, but he said he just didn't like the movie. I thought Kirsten Dunst played Verena really well. She's such a intelligent actress in Hollywood. Rachael Leigh Cook was cute in the movie playing a spoiled girl. I give 8 out of 10. If you want to watch a movie like this, rent 'Now and Then'. You'll see Gaby in 12.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All I Wanna Do See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$307,763, 23 August 1998

Gross USA:

$913,834

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$913,834
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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