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Writers:
John Buckley (story)
Thomas Singer (writer)
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Release Date:
May 1979 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

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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
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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Who Knew Relief Work Could Be so Lucratuve!, 29 December 2008

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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