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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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Kitty Bruce ...
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Don Marino ...
Guido
Helene Nelson ...
Cherry
Bill Adler ...
Fingers
Paul Lichtman ...
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J.S. Johnson ...
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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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Maggie's Stiletto Sisters  »

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Budget:

$320,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$51,264
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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 »

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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

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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THE ULTIMATE IN "BAD GIRL" CINEMA
3 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Sure this is a really, really stupid movie, but you've got to see it to believe it. The story of the toughest girls ever, The Jezebels, will leave you on the floor in a fit of laughter. Performed totally straight, this is like a really bad comic book brought to lurid life, complete with ear-wiltingly stupid dialogue. The action is so improbable that it may as well be taking place on another planet! Don't miss it, and look for Don Stark (Bob Pinciotti on "That '70's Show") in an early role as gang member "Hook"(so called because a unique anatomical feature). Drink a six pack of tall-boys and get ready to crack up; you won't be disappointed!


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