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High School Big Shot (1959)

Marv needs money. His unemployed dad is so poor that he makes Marv give up half his last six bucks so they can both go on three-dollar dates; he's just lost his scholarship after getting ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Pittman ...
Marvin 'Marv' Grant
Virginia Aldridge ...
Betty Alexander
Howard Veit ...
Vince Rumbo
...
Mr. Grant
...
Harry March
Louis Quinn ...
Samuel Tallman
Peter Leeds ...
Mr. Carter
John Barrick ...
Larry Walker
Jimmy Murphy ...
Burt Rogers
Byron Foulger ...
Mr. Mathews
Bobby Hall ...
Johnson
Ron Gans ...
(as Ron Kennedy)
Evan Thompson
Bill Coontz
Wally Rose
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Marv needs money. His unemployed dad is so poor that he makes Marv give up half his last six bucks so they can both go on three-dollar dates; he's just lost his scholarship after getting caught writing a term paper for Betty, the prettiest (and only) girl in his class; and Betty herself has told him he doesn't stand a chance with her unless he can give her what she wants most: money, money, money. But Marv has mob ties and Marv knows where to find a million dollars cash... Written by Adam Cadre

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The kid who showed the big time how! See more »

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16 October 1959 (USA)  »

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The Young Sinners  »

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Despite the finale taking place at 11pm, it's obviously broad daylight. See more »

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Harry March: I am a thief, not a crook.
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6 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

My favorite riff from High School Big Shots airing on the best show ever. While being aired on MST3K is a sure sign of being a clunker this film actually has a bit to offer and the story has been regurgitated countless times in bigger budget modern day action pictures, Dead Presidents and Revevoir Dogs (which is itself a shot by shot rip off of a Hong Kong action picture) to name a couple. Not to say H.S.B.S was any sort of originator but it's certainly watchable without the zingers flying from Mike and the Bots. This thing oozes cheese but it also maintains a nice grit. Poor Marv gets screwed out of a sure college scholarship after being duped by some bimbo, dad's a suicidal drunk, the big heist is an obvious debacle waiting to happen and when it does unravel people die. Like I said , High School Big Shot wasn't an originator but it has it's imitators and thats something you can't say for many MSTied movies.


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