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    THAT School.

    The one the Ministry of Education dreads. The one where angels would have to be dragged, kicking and screaming. The one US television will almost certainly never show you, but is infamous throughout the rest of the world.

    The one that now runs to 7 movies, enough bootleg vodka to supply Russia for a decade and enough high explosives to fight off the British army. Which, by the way, they have done.

    The one Kim Possible and Bonny Rockweller would NEVER EVER go.

    St. Trinian's is back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imipk View Post
    The one the Ministry of Education dreads. The one where angels would have to be dragged, kicking and screaming. The one US television will almost certainly never show you, but is infamous throughout the rest of the world.

    The one that now runs to 7 movies, enough bootleg vodka to supply Russia for a decade and enough high explosives to fight off the British army. Which, by the way, they have done.

    The one Kim Possible and Bonny Rockweller would NEVER EVER go.

    St. Trinian's is back.
    St. Trinian's?
    This is new........never heard of it......pray, tell us more.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Imipk View Post
    The one the Ministry of Education dreads. The one where angels would have to be dragged, kicking and screaming. The one US television will almost certainly never show you, but is infamous throughout the rest of the world.

    The one that now runs to 7 movies, enough bootleg vodka to supply Russia for a decade and enough high explosives to fight off the British army. Which, by the way, they have done.

    The one Kim Possible and Bonnie Rockwaller would NEVER EVER go.

    St. Trinian's is back.
    St. Trinian's?
    This is new........never heard of it......pray, tell us more.......
    Yes, what and where is this St. Trinian's that you speak of? Is it the subject of some action/adventure series as you've implied? Now I'm curious.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    St. Trinian's?
    This is new........never heard of it......pray, tell us more.......
    Ok, I'm going to have to include some links to clips to help with the explanation.

    St Trinians is a girl's school where they teach skills useful to survive in the real world. Well, if you consider nitroglycerin, plastic explosives, automatic weapons, burglary, theft, home-made stills, home-made weapons (lead-filled hockey sticks being popular), kidnap, insurrection and demolition are useful to survive in the real world.

    It started as a series of newspaper cartoons in the 1940s (drawn when the artist was a PoW in Japan) and was turned into a series of movies in the 1960s and 1970s.

    The cartoons and movies were based on a real school in the 1920s in Glasgow which was founded on the idea that rules inhibit students.

    In the original movie, the 4th form (ages 15-16) and 6th form (ages 17-18) bet on competing horses. The horse the 4th form bet on mysteriously goes missing, with the trainer showing a suspicious hockey-stick-marked crack to the skull. It is revealed that, at St Trinian's, hockey games only ever have one half because of the injuries inflicted on their opponents.

    The second movie has Flash Harry (the school smuggler) needing the school to go to Europe because of some dubious claims made by his dating agency. So the school's 6th form break into the Ministry of Education to steal the answers to a quiz to ensure they win such a trip.

    In the third movie, the 6th form is kidnapped to provide entertainment to some Arabian princes. A very, very bad move. (Probably the weakest of the three original movies, but you can guess what happens next.)

    The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery was a rather failed attempt to bring in spy-fi elements. Some people like it, most don't. Probably better to just picture lots of mindless violence.

    Wildcats of St Trinian's involved getting all the schools in the UK to go on strike. What exactly for doesn't seem to be said anywhere. However, this meant infiltrating all the schools in Britain and kidnapping a girl to take her place in one case. In the end, the top officials all completely lose their minds.

    St. Trinians vs. British Army
    A clip from Blue Murder at St Trinians

    The series was revived in 2007. Mostly good, but they didn't cheat enough during the hockey game. The synopsis of this film was that the school is going bankrupt (again), so to solve the problem the students are going to steal a valuable painting from the national gallery and fence it. They also work on winning a national contest for brightest school (with help from a radio link to someone surfing the Internet).

    Trailer to the revival movie

    In short, they're loud, bawdy, violent and psychotic (the exact opposite of Kim Possible), but they do have fierce loyalty to friends and their own gang code (the exact opposite of Bonnie).

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    Okay.......now that is truly insane, but VERY British humor. Looks very interesting, and now I know where Gemma Arterton got her early exposure.
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