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Switchblade Sisters (1975)

The Jezebels (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | May 1975 (USA)
The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Lee ...
Lace
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Maggie
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Asher Brauner ...
Dominic
Chase Newhart ...
Crabs
Marlene Clark ...
Muff
Kitty Bruce ...
Donut
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Bunny
...
Hook
Don Marino ...
Guido
Helene Nelson ...
Cherry
Bill Adler ...
Fingers
Paul Lichtman ...
Mr. Clutch
J.S. Johnson ...
Principal Weasel
Kate Murtagh ...
Mom Smackley
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Storyline

The "Dagger Debs" are a gang of snarling girls, and Maggie is their newest member. Lace, the ever tooth-gritting leader, befriends her but soon has doubts --it seems Lace's man, Dominic, head of the "Silver Daggers" fancies the new recruit. Lace struggles to keep control of the Debs, and a handle on Nick, as they face off against the rival gang of pushers lead by Crabs. Written by Matthew Otto <matthew.otto@sheridanc.on.ca>

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Lace... Maggie... Patch... Donut... Bunny... The wildest girl gang that ever blasted the streets! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Also Known As:

Maggie's Stiletto Sisters  »

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Budget:

$320,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When introducing the film at Fantastisk Film Festival 1995 in Lund, Sweden, where it was screened under the title Switchblade Sisters, writer/director Jack Hill claimed that he had based the script on Shakespeare's Othello. See more »

Goofs

Lace cuts the necktie from the man in the elevator leaving about 6 inches of tie. When he identifies the ladies with the police moments later his tie is much longer. See more »

Quotes

[after Mom Smackley tries to molest her]
Maggie: Get your hands off me, you fat pig dyke!
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Featured in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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Campy but fun, a great watch!!
15 April 2001 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is pretty much a second-rate Russ Meyer film (in fact, it was written by a F.X. Maier...coincidence??;) The dialogue isn't as clever, nor as tongue-in-cheek, and the acting is definitely second best. but on the other hand, Quentin Tarantino (who re-released it in '97 through Rolling Thunder Pictures) was right when he said in USA Today `There's more action is Sisters than in Twister…' The film is fast-paced, full of thrills (gotta love those low-budget, campy 70s films where everyone loses their shirt eventually...) and most of all, fun! Aside from the few scenes that just seem utterly pointless, and aside from Robbie Lee's incessant whining, it's a great film to watch; full of giggles and smiles.

As long as one doesn't take this film seriously, or compare it too closely to Faster Pussycat of Ultra-Vixens, it will be enjoyable to anyone looking for a cheezy laugh or three. And the prison scene is *priceless*.If I were to take it seriously it wouldn't rate higher than a five, but all things considered, 7/10.


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