Switchblade Sisters (1975)
"The Jezebels" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  May 1975 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Lee ...
Asher Brauner ...
Chase Newhart ...
Marlene Clark ...
Kitty Bruce ...
Don Marino ...
Helene Nelson ...
Bill Adler ...
Paul Lichtman ...
Mr. Clutch
J.S. Johnson ...
Principal Weasel
Kate Murtagh ...
Mom Smackley


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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So easy to kill. So hard to love. See more »


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Release Date:

May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maggie's Stiletto Sisters  »

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$320,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Director Jack Hill, when interviewed at the 1996 re-release of the film, pointed out that it did have some authenticity - he interviewed girl gang members and rewrote the script. "But the idea of doing a realistic movie about street gangs with beautiful blondes in hot pants was preposterous, so we tried to make it a wacky fantasy." See more »


Muff: You know, sooner or later every woman's bound to find out - the only thing a man's got below his belt is clay feet.
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: A House Is Not a Home (2005) 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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