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

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

The cherry-picker truck used by the Flat Critters to get to Tinka's window was a Ford C-Series cab-over. While this truck was manufactured between 1957 and 1990, the cowl insignia combined with reflectors indicates this is a model made after 1968, five years after this movie takes place. See more »

Quotes

Odette: They think I'll be safe surrounded by high walls and lesbians. This is the end of the world. One look tells you, this place eats the hairy bird.
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Alternate Versions

The original "Strike!" version had a scene in which Tinka was vulgarly dancing with a boy and then after the dance, Verena got the boy a handkerchief; That scene was removed from the "All I wanna do" version. You can still see a bit of Verena grabbing the handkerchief in the "All I wanna do" version. See more »

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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) 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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A Great Feel-Good Comedy.
30 January 2002 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

All I Wanna Do, or Strike was a great and funny movie. I don't know why it's called Strike on this website, but on the cover it says All I Wanna Do. This movie had a great cast: Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffman, Lynn Redgrave, Rachael Leigh Cook, Heather Matarazzo, and Matt Lawrence. This movie is about Miss Godar's School For Girls, and when Odette comes, she meets Verena and all of her friends, and becomes a part of a club that is named after cold raviolies, is held in the attic of the school. Then, when Miss Godard's school is to become a coed school, the girls have something to say about it, and plan to ruin the Ambros School for Boys permanantley! This is a real feel good comedy. I give All I Wanna Do a 10 out of 10!!! :)


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