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There's murder at a California high school, where female students are being targeted by an unknown serial killer, a married teacher hides his flings with nubile students, and an awkward ... See full summary »

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Michael 'Tiger' McDrew
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Captain Sam Surcher
John David Carson ...
Ponce de Leon Harper
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Mr. Proffer
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Chief John Poldaski
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Follo
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Grady
Susan Tolsky ...
Miss Harriet Craymire
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Jean McDrew
Gretchen Parsons Carpenter ...
Marjorie (as Gretchen Burrell)
Aimée Eccles ...
Hilda Lee
JoAnna Cameron ...
Yvonne Millick
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Polly
June Fairchild ...
Sonny Swangle
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There's murder at a California high school, where female students are being targeted by an unknown serial killer, a married teacher hides his flings with nubile students, and an awkward male is frustrated by the plethora of uninhibited freewheeling young girls. Written by HC

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A good football coach can get away with murder.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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12 July 1971 (Sweden)  »

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Querido profesor  »

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Telly Savalas who play the police detective is acting very much like Kojak two years before the role that would make him a household name. See more »

Goofs

In the overhead shot of Jill Fairbutt's dead body, the note is pinned to her right hip, and her pulled-up skirt is well above the top of her panties. In the closeup where Ponce reaches for the note, it is centered on her hips, and her skirt touches the top of her panties. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 'Allo 'Allo: Pretty Maids All in a Row (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Chilly Winds
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Mike Curb
Performed by The Osmonds
Played over the opening credits
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Where IS this high school, anyway?
13 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Because I'm re-enrolling for post-graduate summer school!

This picture proves that on occasion a less-than-deep storyline doesn't prevent a film from being terrifically-entertaining. You'll be dragged along willingly and unprotestingly in the offbeat proceedings onscreen.

And Angie Dickinson (who seems to be thoroughly enjoying her part) is stunning, gentlemen ... stunning!

Recall that gorgeous teacher we all remember oh-so-well from high school? Well, here ... she ... is. And John David Carson plays, uh ... every guy who was ever in her class, okay?

Things move along smoothly in parallel plots, a strange mix of sex comedy and murder-most-foul. But it all works, and you won't forget "Pretty Maids" any easier than you ever forgot ... that long-ago teacher.

Highly recommended, for adults.


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