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Director:
Writers:
Gene Roddenberry (screenplay)
Francis Pollini (novel)
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Release Date:
12 July 1971 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A good football coach can get away with murder.
Plot:
There's murder at a California high school, where female students are being targeted by an unknown serial killer... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Wow! Excellent film! See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rock Hudson ... Michael 'Tiger' McDrew

Angie Dickinson ... Miss Betty Smith

Telly Savalas ... Captain Sam Surcher
John David Carson ... Ponce de Leon Harper

Roddy McDowall ... Mr. Proffer

Keenan Wynn ... Chief John Poldaski

James Doohan ... Follo

William Campbell ... Grady
Susan Tolsky ... Miss Harriet Craymire

Barbara Leigh ... Jean McDrew
Gretchen Parsons Carpenter ... Marjorie (as Gretchen Burrell)
Aimée Eccles ... Hilda Lee
JoAnna Cameron ... Yvonne Millick

Margaret Markov ... Polly
June Fairchild ... Sonny Swangle
Joy Bang ... Rita
Brenda Sykes ... Pamela Wilcox

Diane Sherry Case ... Sheryl (as Diane Sherry)
Philip Brown ... Jim Green
Mark Malmborg ... Dink
Kyle Johnson ... Dave
Warren Seabury ... Harold
Gary Tigerman ... Boy #1
Tim Ray ... Boy #2
Alberto Isaac ... Boy #3
Dawn Roddenberry ... Girl #1
Stephanie Mizrahi ... Tiger's Daughter
Larry Marmorstein ... T.V. Reporter
Judy Michie ... Other Pretty Maids
Diane Lambert ... Other Pretty Maids
Adriana Bentley ... Other Pretty Maids
Joyce Williams ... Other Pretty Maids
Chris Woodley ... Other Pretty Maids (as Chris 'Allen' Woodley)
Fredricka Meyers ... Other Pretty Maids

Linda Morand ... Other Pretty Maids

Topo Swope ... Other Pretty Maids
Orville Sherman ... Pastor
Jomarie Ward ... Gym Teacher
Otis Greene ... Police Doctor
Guy Remsen ... 1st Board Member
Joe Quinn ... 2nd Board Member
Estrellita Rania ... Hilda's Mother(Mrs. Lee)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Douglas

Directed by
Roger Vadim 
 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (screenplay)

Francis Pollini (novel)

Produced by
Gene Roddenberry .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Brame 
 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames 
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Berton 
Charles B. Pierce  (as Chuck Pierce)
 
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss 
 
Makeup Department
Cherie .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Maurice Vaccarino .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Dijoux .... assistant director
David Silver .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound
Hal Watkins .... sound
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea E. Weaver .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Bobby Bryant .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Buddy Collette .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Plas Johnson .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Lincoln Mayorga .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Don Peake .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Howard A. Roberts .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Lalo Schifrin .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rick Hall .... recording producer
Glenn Shahan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
91 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:-16 | France:-18 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
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:
Continuity: As Jill Fairbutt falls off the commode in the overhead shot, her right hand slides almost to the edge of the lid. Later, in a low-level shot, her hand is positioned more than halfway across the lid.See more »
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Chilly WindsSee more »

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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Wow! Excellent film!, 24 August 1999
Author: MrVB from New York

Wow! What an intelligent film! Roger Vadim (director) and Gene Roddenberry (screen writer) take what could have been a teen titillation flick and mold it smoothly into a tense psychological drama.

The film moves from innocent voyeurism to chilling unconscionable murder.

Michael "Tiger" McDrew (Rock Hudson) is the school psychologist who encourages boys via sports and girls via sex. He is an ex-football hero who status as a national icon gives him a sense of invulnerability.

His downfall starts when his female students want more from him than just sexual favors. One by one, the girls profess their love for him and their desire to be his wife. There's only problem, his off campus life includes a lovely wife (Barbara Leigh) and young daughter (Stephanie Mizrahi).

So, one by one, his "pretty maids" start showing up on campus dead. Telly Savalas (Captain Sam Surcher) is superb as the investigator. Check out his lieutenant, Follo (James Doohan).

The second story line, in which awkward student, and `Tiger' McDrew protégé, Ponce De Leon Harper (John David Carson) comes of age with the help of his teacher Miss Betty Smith (a GORGEOUS Angie Dickinson), is handled in a sweet and sensitive manner.

The film is clever from start to finish and the ending suggests a sequel, which to my knowledge, never came to be.

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