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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Nothing like my high school

5/10
Author: lastliberal from United States
20 April 2008

If you want a trip back to the time of bell-bottom pants, big 'fros and cheesy exploitation, then Roger Corman's film starring teachers is just the thing.

Of course, his wife Julie is listed as the producer. Wonder why that is. This film fits right in with some others they made at the time: Summer School Teachers, Candy Stripe Nurses, The Young Nurses, and Night Call Nurses. You can imagine that lots of breasts are the main feature of all these films. Marilyn Joi, who showed her breasts in many films (cheerleaders Wild Weekend, Naughty Stewardesses, The Kentucky Fried Movie) exposed her Nubian nakedness in this flick also. Tara Strohmeier (Candy Stripe Nurses, The Kentucky Fried Movie, Hollywood Boulevard) exposes her double D-lights here too.

The stories get a bit jumbled up with sex-education classes, and a rapist at the school, and drug dealers, but, hey, you came her for the sights, right?

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

An enjoyably silly and lively comedic 70's drive-in romp

8/10
Author: Woodyanders (Woodyanders@aol.com) from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left
10 June 2006

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A quirky, fluffy, free-wheeling series of humorous vignettes involving three aspiring student teachers' seriocomic experiences at Valley High School in California. Susan ("Blood Sabbath") Damante teaches an open-minded, but controversial after school class which promotes a healthy, up-front attitude about sex. Brooke ("Dream No Evil") Mills blows off her hypocritical pseudo-bohemian male chauvinist art teacher lover Richard Doran in order to become more attached to a much more nice and considerate guy in her photography class. Streetwise black student Brenda Sutton pulls off an elaborate scam in which two drug cartels are pitted against each other in order to raise enough money to save a burgeoning learning center from closing down.

The supporting cast is right on the money: Johnny Ray McGhee as an overaged borderline drop-out who assists Sutton with her crafty, dangerous ruse, the ever-sleazy Charles ("The Hot Box") Dierkop as a ruthless Italian smack pusher, then popular radio disc jockey "the Real" Don Steele as a -- you guessed it -- super-smooth disc jockey, the ubiquitous (and very short) Dick Miller in a hilarious piece of miscasting as an uptight, foul-mouthed, irascible jerk of a basketball (!) coach who turns out to be a brutal rapist, Tara Strohmeier as a cute teen, and none other than Chuck Norris, who has a quick "sneeze and you'll miss him" bit as a -- what else? -- karate instructor. The essential drive-in movie ingredients for a solid and satisfying romp are all present and accounted for: mucho gratuitous nudity, sexual assault, goofy montages set to dippy early 70's pop-rock tunes, zany car chases, wacky shoot-outs, swear words, free love -- y'know, all that fun, funky junky stuff which makes these kind of flicks so worthwhile. Jonathan ("White Line Fever," "Heart Like a Wheel") Kaplan's speedy, stable direction, Stephen ("Switchblade Sisters," "Sister Sister") Katz's bright, pretty cinematography, and David Nichtern's nifty banjo-happy, harmonica-tinged blues and country music score earn passing marks as well, thereby clinching this baby's status as an endearingly wiggy, disjointed, and, yes, even charming so-idiotic-it's-oddly-appealing-and-entertaining New World Pictures teen sexploitation treat.

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

1970s B-movie/drive-in programmer, pretty good

Author: silentgmusic
9 December 2004

In the 1970s, with the expansion of producer Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Corman set out to establish a cycle of successful films, focusing on nurses. There were the Candy Stripe Nurses, Night Call Nurses, and, of course, The Student Nurses. Corman was so successful with this series of low-budget sex-and-drama-with-a-little-politics films that he set out to create another series, sort of a spin-off of the The Student Nurses. This was to be the Teachers series.

The Student Teachers, a sometimes funny and somewhat dated film, was intended to parody, among other things: gangster films (with drug dealers like in French Connection) and sex-education films (like we used to see in health class). There is plenty of nudity, a few love scenes, dopey hippie characters, tough African-American characters, nice student-teachers who teach at a local high school, and Corman regular Dick Miller as a sexist, foul-mouthed physical education teacher (he's funny but turns real nasty).

Some of the film segments (most of them, actually) are extraneous and somewhat pointless; there are more plot lines here than in most Robert Altman films. The actresses are pretty, though, especially the blond character who has an artist boyfriend. Corman perfected his formula of success with the Teachers series, and Jonathan Kaplan shows a flair for editing and good camera work that he would later expand upon in Project X and Bad Girls. Kaplan seems to have fun with The Student Teachers, especially with the student sex films the characters watch and the dim-witted hippie character.

I saw this film on video, under the ridiculously misleading title "College Co-eds". The film is not about college (it's high school) and there are no co-eds to speak of. Still, it was fun to watch, and certainly is an interesting time capsule, a trip back to when things were simpler, people embraced the liberal lifestyle, and drive-ins still rocked. I wish I had been alive in 1974 to have seen this one in the back of a Dodge Dart, snuggling up to a girl with bell-bottoms and feathered hair.

I'm nostalgic, and I wasn't even there.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

great movie

9/10
Author: ethylester from Michigan
17 July 2002

This is a memorable movie with lots of good parts. It doesn't deserve a low rating just because it's kind of cheezy. There are parts that aren't so cheezy and have very intelligent things to say about society and tradition, namely the sex ed classes. You might think these female student teachers are just dumb stereotyped ditzes by looking at the cover, but they actually have good characters and personalities and are more intelligent than your average b-movie "hot" actress. It even has somewhat of a Pam Grier-type actress who really kicks ass. I laughed and I also was stirred with emotion at certain parts. I wanted to yell at that student high school principal and it was so relieving when the student teacher told him off. It's just a refreshing movie, and I think it's totally in good taste. The only people they make fun of really deserve it. Pretty decent acting, too. WATCH IT!

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

WOW, those wacked out 70's!

9/10
Author: edward t. mchale (zboyemc2000@webtv.net) from forked river, new jersey
28 September 2001

If you picked this movie up thinking it was just another comedy/drama, we'll your in for a 'rare treat'. It's got more nudity-drugs-booze and rascist one liners than you could 'shake a stick at. The women at 'Valley High' are downright georgous, the plot twists will keep yo want'in more, and 'the clown'..we'll lets just say'killer klownz' have nothing over this'dude. Sexy,funny, and full of action, THE STUDENT TEACHERS should be required viewing for every student of seventies sexploitation, Amen, sister.If you happen to find a copy of this oop video-hold on to it. Collectors are pay'in big bucks for it-mine's a stay'in with me for sure..almost forgot, there's a cameo by the godfather of karate 'chuck norris'-no kidding.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

1970s B-movie/drive-in prgrammer, pretty good

Author: silentgmusic
18 December 2002

In the 1970s, with the expansion of producer Roger corman's New World Pictures, Corman set out to establish as cycle of successful films, focusing on nurses. There were the Candy Stripe Nurses, Night Call Nurses, and, of course, THe Student Nurses. Corman was so successful with this series of low-budget sex-and-drama-with-a-little-politics films that he set out to create another series, sort of a spin-off of the The Student Nurses. This was to be the Teachers series.

The Student Teachers, a sometimes funny and somewhat dated film, was intended to parody, among other things: gangster films (with drug dealers like in French Connection) and sex-education films (like we used to see in health class). There is plenty of nudity, a few love scenes, dopey hippie characters, tough African-American characters, nice student-teachers who teach at a local high school, and Corman regular Dick Miller as a sexist, foul-mouthed physical education teacher (he's funny but turns real nasty).

Some of the film (most of it, actually) is extraneous and somewhat pointless; there are more plotlines going on here than in most Robert Altman films. The actresses are pretty, though, especially the blond character who has an artist boyfriend. Corman has perfected his formula of success with the Teachers series, and Jonathan Kaplan shows a flair for editing and good camera work that he would later expound upon in Project X and Bad Girls. Kaplan seems to have fun with the picture, especially with the student sex films and the dim-witted hippie character.

I saw this film on video, under the ridiculously misleading title "College Co-eds". The film is not about college (it's high school) and there are no co-eds (just lots of swinging outside of school). Still, it was fun to watch, and certainly is an interesting time capsule, a trip back to when things were simpler, people embraced the liberal lifestyle, and drive-ins still rocked. I wish I had been alive in 1974 to have seen this one in the back of a Dodge Dart, snuggling up to a girl with bell-bottoms and feathered hair.

I'm nostalgic, and I wasn't even there.

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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

a classic

Author: stimpy-13 from amherst ohio
18 February 2003

this film is indeed a classic. i was VERY impressed with it only problem was too much useless nudity.now i have no problem with female nudity but sometimes when you are telling a story there's no need for it. if you want to make a movie with it fine. but sometimes you need it for the story and sometimes you don't. they do the same thing today. a movie like The Doors for example is my point of it took place during a time where there was a LOT of nudity going around in public and it was done so much no one really payed any attention Woodstock changed that. it was kind of like a farewell in a sense.my point in all this is sometimes it's needed sometimes it's not and sometimes it's done to much in a film. but if you can find this indeed rare film it's a treasure on it's own. and if you are a big fan of Roger Corman his wife produced it. and if you are a Dick Miller fan like i am he's got a good part in it also. i found it quite by accident. I'm glad for that.

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