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Massacre at Central High (1976)

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A high school transfer student, pushed to the edge by a trio of brutal bullies, resorts to murder to reclaim the school from oppression, and later turns against the students wanting to fill the vacuum of their oppressors.

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Cast

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David
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Mark
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Spoony
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Theresa
Ray Underwood ...
Bruce
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Craig
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Rodney (as Steve Sikes)
Lani O'Grady ...
Jane
Damon Douglas ...
Paul
Dennis Kort ...
Arthur
Cheryl Smith ...
Mary (as Rainbeaux Smith)
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Oscar
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Harvey (as Thomas Logan)
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Storyline

David is the new kid at Central High. The only person he knows is Mark, who runs with the local toughs led by Craig. David keeps his distance, preferring not to join the "club." He tries to convince the other students not to be pushed around, and intervenes once too often on their behalf. When he directly becomes a victim of Craig and the boys, David orchestrates a plan that causes an attrition problem amongst the members of the clique. Mark worries for his safety, even though he and David were once friends. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Thank God you've graduated! See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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September 1976 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Mark Hamill was considered for the part of David. See more »

Goofs

The camera is reflected in the car while David is talking to Rodney. See more »

Quotes

Rodney: My pa, he doesn't like strangers coming around... says it upsets the chickens.
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Spoofed in Heathers (1988) See more »

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Crossroads
Lyrics by Jill Williams
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"You're at the crossroads of your life..."
8 October 2004 | by (Whitesboro, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a VERY under-rated film that seems to have disappeared from the video shelves & will never see the likes of a DVD release...what a shame! As you may have read from previous reviews, this movie really has a hard time fitting into one category...but at the same time, the story draws you in & you find yourself identifying with many of the characters...I, myself, have never seen a copy of the unrated version (The version I have is from a WPIX New York broadcast from around 1985) but this doesn't deter from the impact this movie has on the viewer...Some type of strange social commentary? A semi-slasher-revenge plot? Actually - who knows & who cares...almost 30 years after it's release the movie is very entertaining, accomplishes what it set out to do, and is a wonderful exercise in 70's exploitation...only a few rungs higher when it comes to plot & acting...I give this flick a 5 star "groovy" ~ Let yourself go & enjoy the ride...

PS: The only thing to watch out for & skip at all costs is the lame...did I say LAME theme song from the opening & ending credits...If you already don't - this will make you want to wish that the 70's never happened (But it did...It DID...!) "You're at the crossroads of your life...the crossroads of your life and you are..." AAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUGGGHHHHH!


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