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The Violent Years (1956)

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Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents whom don't seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all girl gang who steal, rob, and rape young men.

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A newspaper publisher's daughter suffers from neglect by her parents. She and her friends turn to crime by dressing up like men, holding up gas stations, raping young men at gunpoint, and having makeout parties when her parents are away. Their "fence" gets them to trash the school on request of sinister un-American clients, and they run afoul of the law, apple pie, and God himself. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Untamed thrill-girls of the highway! See more »


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Dialogue from the film is sampled by the industrial band Ministry in the song "So What?" on the album "The Mind is a Terrible Thing To Taste". Dialogue sampled includes: "Kill for a thrill", "Kill for the love of killing.", "You have had all that money can give you, but that wasn't enough. You became a thrill seeker...", and "This thrill seeking became the one great thing in your life, piling one thrill on another until a murder." See more »

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During he shootout from the classroom, it's night time. However, when the cops are shooting, it's daylight. See more »

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Detective: These aren't kids. These are morons!
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Ed Wood, you've done it again!
11 November 1999 | by (Frederick, MD) – See all my reviews

Ed Wood, purveyor of class and dignity with a veneer of exploitation, gives us a great story about the consequences of parental neglect, albeit wrapped in nice, tight sweaters.

The movie deals with a newspaperman's daughter (who looks about the same age as her parents) who has become a wild child because her father is too busy at work to notice that he keeps giving her the same birthday present every year. In addition, her mom's continuously on the charity circuit, so she's never around for those heart-to-heart talks that young women need. So, left to her own devices, she has a gang of other females in need of thrills who rob gas stations and rape young men.

While this tragedy is at times overly done, the point is still well made that parents need to be involved in their children's lives. Sterno says give The Violent Years some time from your life.


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