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March 1975 (USA) See more »
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How far should a teacher go to protect her students? See more »
Plot:
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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Zalman King – Cult Actor/Director Dead at 69
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 4 February 2012, 3:44 PM, PST)

Rest in Peace: Zalman King
 (From Dread Central. 3 February 2012, 4:16 PM, PST)

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Cast

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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
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Directed by
Earl Barton 
 
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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
 
Stunts
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
 
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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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Referenced in Watching the Detectives (2007)See more »
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That's NiceSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A teacher's devotion, 28 March 2008
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

You should know what you're going to get from this low-cost midnight drive-in schlock that represents the sleaze and sadism in a decade of scuzzy low-brow exploitation. It gets all the ticks of being raw, gritty and sordid. Yes, it's rough around the edges and director Earl Barton's minimal handling makes sure it works to its strengths, and surprisingly strikes up a bit of tension, and unease. However it couldn't escape that cheesy daftness, which loomed largely by its repetitively funky and racy music score. It was quite an unusual one though, which doesn't always fit in. The shallow story is plain and simple, if a little meandering from time to time and few senseless occurrences are hard to believe. I don't know how many opportunities arose to escape, or do something, but everyone seemed happy to sit and watch. While the obvious script starts off awkwardly and melodramatic, it then gains control and builds tension. Sure it isn't first-rate, but it holds your interest and includes a surprise or two. Performances are workable enough. Zalman King terrifically chews it up as the menacingly neurotic loon biker, that along with his brother (played placidly by Robert Porter) go onto terrorise a small group of teenage school girls (Cathy Worthington, Dina Ousley, Susie Russell and Jill Voight pull off their parts), teacher (a fiery Brenda Fogarty), and a fellow biker (a fine Robert Gribbin) in the forlorn California desert. Due to the relaxed pacing, it gives you time to soak up the situation and the harshly captured bare-desert backdrop that complements the bare-knuckle survival tag. Then it pulls out the punches, and ups the notch. Some of the action scenes are over-the-top, and corny but amusing. The cruel violence is sexually scathing, and nasty. While we see little flesh, the leering camera-work focuses on the scummy side of things, and can get up within the action.

That bad… not that bad. Definitely nothing special though, but the intensely bold theatrical turn of King makes it worth-a-peek.

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Should have taken it to the next level GreenGoatGhost
Zalman King plays a good brute sistermorphine71
TRIP WITH THE TEACHER WILL BE RELEASED ON 9/11/07!!!! siriusradioman-1
DVD... Snowygooner
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