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St. Trinian's (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family | 21 December 2007 (UK)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Talulah Riley ... Annabelle Fritton
Rupert Everett ... Carnaby Fritton / Camilla Fritton
Jodie Whittaker ... Beverly
Gemma Arterton ... Kelly
Kathryn Drysdale ... Taylor
Juno Temple ... Celia
Antonia Bernath ... Chloe
Amara Karan ... Peaches
Tamsin Egerton ... Chelsea
Lily Cole ... Polly
Paloma Faith ... Andrea
Holly Mackie Holly Mackie ... Tara
Cloe Mackie Cloe Mackie ... Tania
Esme Thompson Esme Thompson ... 1st Year Bookie
Bel Parker Bel Parker ... Aerial Girl
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Storyline

St Trinians proudly continues to represent the unacceptable face of British education. When the new Minister of Education announces he will personally sort the place out he doesn't realise either the enormity of the task or that the headmistress is an old flame. The school is anyway threatened with closure by their bank; with the staff clearly a waste of space the girls realise the responsibility to save the day falls on them. Perhaps ripping off the girl with the pearl earring (a painting by Johannes Vermeer) might be the way out? Written by J-26

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

School Can Be A Riot.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug and alcohol content, sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kick Ass Girls 1 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,066,681
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plaster bust in the hallway is that of Alastair Sim in character as the original Miss Fritton in the original movie The Belles of St Trinian's. It can be seen twice in the early scenes of the new movie. See more »

Goofs

At the shooting range, the teacher with the machine gun shoots the heads off several of the "ducks". But when the girls with ducks on their heads come up, a second later, all three ducks are intact. See more »

Quotes

Geoffrey Thwaites: [Is discovered in one of the girls' rooms with his pants down] You wouldn't know the way to the hockey pitch, would you?
[Cut to him being thrown out a window and landing in a fountain]
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, there is a credit which reads "MISS EVERETT'S COSTUMES BY..." See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Trouble
Written by Conall Ronan Fitzpatrick, Jacqueline Blake, Caroline Askew
Performed by The Cast of St.Trinian's
Courtesy of Fragile, St. Trinian's, Ltd
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"another country"
29 December 2007 | by didi-5See all my reviews

I saw the trailers and read some of the reviews of this before going to see it with some trepidation. Rupert Everett as the headmistress seemed a good choice but the girls looked too old and too obvious and the charm and fun of the original films was lost in smut and nastiness. From the start as the chavs, posh totty, goths, emos and others were introduced I thought 'uh oh' and didn't hold out much hope.

Five stars for Everett's punchy Camilla Fritton and her delicious sparring with Colin Firth's education minister, with devious little nods to their previous work together; for Mr Darcy, and for the Girl with a Pearl Earring joke. But nothing else, even the planned robbery during a school quiz on telly, really works, and the theme song from Girls Aloud is just shocking.

This film does not dim memories of Alistair Sim - in fact, his portrait adorns the fireplace in Miss Fritton's office. And without Sim, Joyce Grenfell and the rest, this St Trinian's is a poor imitation.


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