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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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Carl Parkins (as Arthur Millan)
Theresa Hancock ...
Georgia
Joanne Cangi ...
Geraldine
Gloria Farr ...
Phyllis
Glenn Corbett ...
Barney Stetson (as Glen Corbett)
Lee Constant ...
Sheila
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Timothy Farrell ...
Lt. Holmes (as Timothy Farell)
F. Chan McClure ...
Det. Artman
Bruno Metsa ...
Manny
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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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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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The police car seen in driving footage is different from the one seen parked. The word "POLICE" is seen on the moving car but is absent from the parked one. See more »

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Paula Parkins: Hi, Mom. Got time to talk a minute? It's rather important.
Jane Parkins: Good gracious, no! I'm an hour late already! "Charity First" and all that sort of thing, you know. Besides, what can be so important in your young life as to warrant my attention so drastically?
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"These aren't kids! These are morons!" Hilarious camp that could only have come from the mind of Ed Wood
19 February 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Even though he wasn't credited, this production reeks of Ed Wood. The laughably pretentious dialog with surreal situations could only come from his demented mind. And while this isn't as much a classic as "Glen or Glenda" or "Plan 9 From Outer Space", it'll provide plenty of giggles to fans of Juvenile Schlock. Plus this is the only film in recent memory that a guy gets gang-raped by a pack of angry female teens. Totally over-the-top insanity! The storyline for this one is pretty amusing and is completely implausible (the lead bad girl sure went through pregnancy pretty quickly, didn't she?). The acting is wooden across the board, including the peerless Timothy Farrell (whose screen presence I love so much I took my user name from him).

Overall, if you're only a fan of art cinema such as Ingmar Bergman or Fredrico Fellini, avoid this. However, if you enjoy such classics like "Wild Guitar" or "High School Confidential", this'll provide some fun trash. Its briskly paced at only an hour. "The Violent Years" is a completely moronic but fun slice of exploitation. Kudos for Something Weird Video for unleashing another slice of camp madness on the world. And yes, industrial metal gods Ministry did sample this for "So What". (5/10)


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