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A teacher and her class of female students take a class trip to the desert. Their bus breaks down, and they find themselves terrorized by a gang of psycho bikers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Zalman King ... Al
Brenda Fogarty ... Miss Tenny

Cathy Worthington ... Julie
Dina Ousley ... Bobbie
Jill Voight ... Tina
Susan Russell ... Pam

Robert Gribbin ... Jay
Edward Cross ... Station Attendant (as Ed Cross)
Robert Porter ... Pete
Jack Driscoll ... Marvin - Bus Driver
David Villa ... Station Customer

Directed by
Earl Barton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Earl Barton 

Produced by
Earl Barton .... producer
Original Music by
Igo Kantor 
Cinematography by
Erwin Jay Barer 
Film Editing by
Erwin Jay Barer 
Casting by
Tim Wade 
Makeup Department
Faye Stephens .... makeup artist
Production Management
James Green .... unit manager
Ronald F. Kerns .... production supervisor
Robert Sinay .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward D. Bell .... first assistant director
Norman Crum .... second assistant director
Art Department
Paul Dinardo .... set dresser
William T. Gordon .... property master
Gilbert Mendelson .... assistant property master
Sound Department
André Brummer .... sound recordist (as Andre Brummer)
Danby Owens .... sound editor
William Wang .... rerecordist (as William H.Y. Wang)
Special Effects by
Ben Barer .... special effects
Anthony Cecere .... stunts (as Tony Cecere)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Bardo .... assistant camera
Harold Grabbit .... key grip
Thomas Lite .... gaffer
Robert Walter .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Evans .... wardrobe
Music Department
Richard Lapham .... music editor
Other crew
Deborah Raymond .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Deadly Field Trip" - USA (video title)
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USA:91 min
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Bobbie:[whispering] Look at that Al, he looks like some kind of freak!See more »
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What the teacher lacks in fighting skill she makes up for in spunk., 25 November 2009
Author: Navajas from Mystery, FU

I bought this movie as part of a 12 movie boxed set from the dump bin at the local department store and gave it a try. At first, I wasn't sure if it was one of the many sleazy 70's exploitation flicks featuring explicit sex, rape, and full-frontal nudity, or more reminiscent of the much tamer teensploitation ventures from the 60's. Right around the time the first nipple made its appearance, I realized the former was true.

As the movie opens, we are introduced to two groups of people. First, we have a (short) bus containing the driver, a very young teacher, Miss Tenny, and four female students, all heading out to Los Angeles through the desert for an educational field trip of some sort that is never fully elaborated upon. Second, we meet two brothers who are either on the run from the law or have been recently released from prison (again, no further elaboration), who have had the misfortune to wind up with motorcycle problems. The brothers, Pete and Al, are visited on the side of the road by nice guy motorcyclist Jay, who decides to stop and help them out, then join them to make a trio. As it turns out, they're heading the same direction as the bus full of hotties, and they all end up fueling up at the same gas station. It is, at this point, that we see the nature of the three bikers--Jay is the nice guy, and Pete would like to be, but Al, his brother, is completely f**ked in the head. We learn this after Al intensely crushes a handful of stamps then kills the gas station attendant by lowering a car on the poor old man.

Shortly after the encounter between the two groups, the bus breaks down and Marvin, the bus driver, has no idea how to fix the problem. While doing this, the four students have a fun little conversation about sex, which leads to a rough and dirty cat-fight between the easy girl and the Bible-banger. The three bikers then encounter the bus again, and seem about halfway willing to assist--although crazy Al starts showing his true colors to the teacher while flirting with Bobbie, the feisty and logical slut of the group. While Miss Tenny would prefer to have the three leave and never come back, Pete and Jay, trying to be civil, offer to help the group out and Al, snickering mischievously, agrees. Having precious little choice, the school folks allow the bikers to tow them (yes, three motorcycles are shown towing a short bus), but Al doesn't take the bus to safety. Oh no. They take the bus to isolation, and the mayhem begins.

This flick does have a few extreme situations, including rape and murder, and a bit of female nudity as well. It also has a distinct but thin story to go along with it--although characters aren't well developed and we never do find out the background of either the protagonists or antagonists. This movie is genuinely a product of its own time--I say this because, for example, it does portray the dominance of a group of five women by two men after the male hero, Jay, is incapacitated. I dare say that if this movie were to take place only ten years later, the five women would have knocked Pete out and beaten Al's skull to a bloody pulp. Hell, there was at least one scene when the lone Al was writhing on the floor in existential anguish while three of the young women stood and watched--if only one of them had the fortitude to boot him square in the head, the movie would have been over at that point. Let's face it: modern audiences would never tolerate that sort of weakness being portrayed by characters for no other reason than their gender.

This flick isn't for everyone, but when it comes to cinematic sleaze, there's always going to be an audience. For those expecting something along the lines of Wes Craven's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, prepare to be disappointed, as TRIP WITH THE TEACHER isn't nearly as extreme. Overall, it's really a minor entry into the exploitation genre. It's worth watching if part of a cheap boxed set, but I honestly could not see hunting this down.

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