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Malibu High (1979)

R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | May 1979 (USA)
When a high school senior is dumped by her boyfriend, her grades fall drastically...to avoid failing, she begins seducing her male teachers. Thus begins her downward spiral into drug ... See full summary »

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(as Irv Berwick)

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Kim Bentley
Stuart Taylor ...
Kevin
Katie Johnson ...
Lucy
Wallace Earl Laven ...
Mrs. Bentley (as Phyllis Benson)
Alex Mann ...
Tony (as Al Mannino)
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Annette Ingersoll
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Lance (as Garth Howard)
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Mr. Elmhurst
John Yates ...
Mr. Donaldson (as John Grant)
James Devney ...
Mr. Wyngate (as Jim Devney)
Robert Gordon ...
Harry Ingersoll
Ken Layton ...
Mr. Mooney
Cambra Foldes ...
Valerie (as Cambra Zweigler)
William Cohen ...
Jeweler
Susan Gorton ...
Miss Primm
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When a high school senior is dumped by her boyfriend, her grades fall drastically...to avoid failing, she begins seducing her male teachers. Thus begins her downward spiral into drug addiction and prostitution, and ultimately assassinations for a kingpin mob boss. Written by anonymous

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Every Teacher in School Wanted to FLUNK HER... But Nobody Dared!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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R

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May 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death in Denim  »

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$56,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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When Kim "shoots" the tin can, it is obvious that the can is being flipped into the air by the wooden plank under it. See more »

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Lovely But Deadly
Written by Steve Myland
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Who Knew Relief Work Could Be so Lucratuve!
29 December 2008 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

You don't go into seeing this one with any grandiose notions, and, if you are like me, you should be pleasantly surprised that this is one of those vintage "bad" movies that is just loads of fun to sit through. Kim Bentley loses her boyfriend and so she begins failing her classes, etc... when she decides to become a prostitute and then later an assassin picking up booze, weed, and coke along the way. Jill Lansing appearing in what seems to be her only screen credit gives a credible performance as the "hooker to hit girl" as she frequently disrobes and lets her breasts get lots of air, seduces two of her teachers for grades, and runs a profitable business from the back of her pimp's van. We get lots of stereotypes here and the plot is pretty threadbare when it comes to anything other than giving us lurid and "shocking" behaviours to be witnessed. The rest of the cast is better-than-average for a movie of this ilk, and I laughed out loud several times at the bizarre going ons and what I was suppose(perhaps not) to take seriously. In addition to all this Kim has a few hazy flashbacks about her father hanging himself. Malibu High is sleazy and fun - and entertaining. It has what you would expect in a picture like this but packages it well. As some have noted the soundtrack is weird to say the least as we get an instrumental People's Court theme used in a most inopportune moment and that bizarre SCTV strident tone used when something significant is being conveyed - at least that is what the director is trying to convey.


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