Different Strokes (film)

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Different Strokes
Directed by Michael Paul Girard
Produced by Robert Giordano
Written by Michael Paul Girard
Starring Dana Plato
Landon Hall
Bentley Mitchum
Samantha James
Cinematography Gerald M. Williams
Edited by H. Kim
Distributed by Coastline Films
Release date
June 25, 1998
Running time
88 minutes
75 minutes (Edited version)
Country United States
Language English

Different Strokes (also titled Different Strokes: The Story of Jack and Jill...and Jill) is a 1998 erotic drama film about a love triangle involving a young couple and another woman. Written and directed by Michael Paul Girard, the film stars Dana Plato, Landon Hall, and Bentley Mitchum.[1] The film's title exploits Plato's fame from the TV series, Diff'rent Strokes. It was Plato's first film appearance since 1992, and would be her second to last film before her death in 1999.

Nathan Rabin gave the film a harsh review, stating "The shamelessly titled Different Strokes (...) lacks anything resembling even community-theater-level acting", concluding the film "is notable mainly for its aggressive lack of shame. From its title to its threadbare plot to its community-access-level production values, the film reeks of crass exploitation."[2]


  1. ^ "Different Strokes: The Story of Jack & Jill... and Jill (1997)". The New York Times. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (May 31, 2002). "Different Strokes". avclub.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 

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