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Writers:
John Buckley (story)
Thomas Singer (writer)
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Release Date:
May 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Every Teacher in School Wanted to Flunk Her ... But Nobody Dared!
Plot:
When a high school senior is dumped by her boyfriend, her grades fall drastically...to avoid failing... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A preeminent masterstroke of unregenerate egregiosity. See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jill Lansing ... Kim Bentley
Stuart Taylor ... Kevin
Katie Johnson ... Lucy
Phyllis Benson ... Mrs. Bentley
Alex Mann ... Tony (as Al Mannino)

Tammy Taylor ... Annette Ingersoll
Garth Howard ... Lance
John Harmon ... Mr. Elmhurst
John Grant ... Mr. Donaldson
James Devney ... Mr. Wyngate
Robert Gordon ... Harry Ingersoll
Ken Layton ... Mr. Mooney
Cambra Foldes ... Valerie (as Cambra Zweigler)
William Cohen ... Jeweler
Susan Gorton ... Miss Primm
Bill Burke ... Mr. M.
Scott Walters ... Paper Boy
A.D. Ackerman ... Henchman

Directed by
Irvin Berwick 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Buckley  story
Thomas Singer  writer (as Tom Singer)

Produced by
Lawrence David Foldes .... producer (as Lawrence D. Foldes)
Craig Muckler .... coordinating producer
Thomas Singer .... associate producer (as Tom Singer)
 
Cinematography by
William DeDiego 
 
Film Editing by
Dan Perry 
 
Makeup Department
Cambra Foldes .... assistant makeup artist (as Cambra Zweigler)
Joyce Peterson .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Donald P.H. Eaton .... property master (as Donald Eaton)
 
Sound Department
A.D. Ackerman .... boom operator
Wayne Berwick .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Buendia .... grip
Kim Haun .... lighting technician
Mako Koiwai .... still photographer
Matt Lane .... grip
Billy Oakes .... lighting technician
Nicholas J. Vincent .... assistant camera (as Nick Vincent)
 
Other crew
Craig Muckler .... production coordinator
Candy Strock .... script supervisor
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Death in Denim" - USA (alternative title)
"High School Hit Girl" - USA (alternative title)
"Lovely But Deadly" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Lovely But DeadlySee more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A preeminent masterstroke of unregenerate egregiosity., 26 November 2003
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

The absolute optimum in trashy titillation, MALIBU HIGH is unquestionably one of the sleaziest movies ever made, and a classic of its kind. This deliciously contumelious soap-opera centers around Kim, an embittered and mean-spirited high school senior...she's a "bottom drawer" student, thankless daughter, and calculating bitch who gradually advances to becoming a street-hooking, avaricious, drug-addled mafia hit-woman.

The ignoble elucidation of Kim's spiraling self-destruction provides one of the most hysterically unbridled marvels of transgressive debauchery in drive-in movie history. MALIBU HIGH is a zestfully artless discourse in John Waters-flavored excessiveness, though of an entirely incidental nature. Rarely has a film been as unconscionably libertine and unapologetically ostentatious...surely this is a priceless endowment for all lovers of nethermost cinema. Director Irvin Berwick apparently had some sort of fixation with tragic melodrama involving profligate young ladies burning the candle at both ends, as his rare 1966 exploitation potboiler THE STREET IS MY BEAT reputedly blazes similar meretricious foundations.

9/10...a must-see.

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