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Teenage Killers Taking Their Thrills Unashamed! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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"These aren't kids! These are morons!" Hilarious camp that could only have come from the mind of Ed Wood See more (37 total) »

Cast

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Jean Moorhead ... Paula Parkins
Barbara Weeks ... Jane Parkins
Art Millan ... Carl Parkins (as Arthur Millan)
Theresa Hancock ... Georgia
Joanne Cangi ... Geraldine
Gloria Farr ... Phyllis
Glenn Corbett ... Barney Stetson (as Glen Corbett)
Lee Constant ... Sheila

I. Stanford Jolley ... Judge Clara
Timothy Farrell ... Lt. Holmes (as Timothy Farell)
F. Chan McClure ... Det. Artman
Bruno Metsa ... Manny
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Harry Keaton ... Doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Morgan  (as Wm. M. Morgan)
 
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Edward D. Wood Jr. 

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Roy Reid .... producer
 
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William C. Thompson (director of photography) (as Wm. C. Thompson)
 
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Gerard Wilson 
 
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Steven Clensos .... makeup artist (as Stephen Clensos)
 
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Jack Miles .... set director
 
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Frank Leonetti .... master electrician
 
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Michael Terr .... music supervisor (as Manuel Francisco)
 

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65 min
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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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Revealing mistakes: During he shootout from the classroom, it's night time. However, when the cops are shooting, it's daylight.See more »
Quotes:
[Mr. and Mrs. Parkins reflect on their daughter's crime spree and conviction for murder]
Jane Parkins:It's all my fault. If only I hadn't thought more of my outside interests than I did of Paula. It's a strong, hard lesson we've been taught.
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Referenced in Sleazemania Strikes Back (1985) (V)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"These aren't kids! These are morons!" Hilarious camp that could only have come from the mind of Ed Wood, 19 February 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

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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