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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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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Keaton ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
William Morgan  (as Wm. M. Morgan)
 
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Edward D. Wood Jr. 

Produced by
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
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Leonetti .... master electrician
 
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Michael Terr .... music supervisor (as Manuel Francisco)
 

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The four girls, who act like a violent gang of men, have names that consist of men's names: Paula - Paul, Geraldine - Gerald, Phyllis - Phil, Georgia - George.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When the female client is shot in her home she grabs her chest but its clear there's no gun holes anywhere on her body.See more »
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Detective:These aren't kids. These are morons!See more »
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Featured in Extra Weird (2003) (V)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Ed Wood, you've done it again!, 11 November 1999
Author: Brian Manville (Sterno-2) from Frederick, MD

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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