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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 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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Release Date:

May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maggie's Stiletto Sisters  »

Box Office


$320,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Lace: If you go, it's gonna turn out *baaaaad*!
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Featured in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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8 September 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

It's a VERY cheesy movie, but in a great way that makes you laugh WITH the movie and not feel stupid. The movie is entertaining all the way and there's not one boring moment in it. I just love this movie! The fact that it's old only makes it look more stylish. Just wait untill you meet those nasty gang girls! Rent the movie and see it with your friends for a great night at home!

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