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John Buckley (story)
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May 1979 (USA) See more »
Every Teacher in School Wanted to Flunk Her ... But Nobody Dared!
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  (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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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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92 min
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Only At the Drive-in..., 11 November 2003
Author: dgordon-1 from Toronto, Canada

It's no wonder that the Drive-ins were drug, booze and party havens in the '70s with this type of fare being shown! Even with all of it's flaws, there is something I really like about this movie. The plot alone was what made me want to watch this hooter flick in the first place. High School flunky, turned Hooker, turned Hitgirl! When Kim gets bad grades, she seduces her Teachers and it escalates from there to becoming a full blown hooker. Not on the street mind you, but in the back of a van! What more of a classic Drive-in masterpiece could this be? The acting is awful and stiff. Speaking of stiff, the sex scenes are almost, if not worse than the acting! The camera work looks more like a home movie than a theatrical presentation. The fashions in this movie look more like mid '70s than 1979 fashion. What really cracks me up is when Kim (Jill Lansing) decides to become a hooker and shows up to school in a halter top and mini skirt! Where did she get that mini skirt from? It looks like it was made of cardboard! Didn't anyone tell Kim that mini skirts were out of fashion by 1974? The other thing that makes me laugh about this movie is the music. It sounds like what you used to hear at the supermarket. That canned piped in music called "Muzak". It's not offensive, it just doesn't really suit the movie. At the same time though, it is what gives this movie it's charm. There are a couple of music selections I had heard before. One was the music that plays after Kim tells her Mom off. This music was used for the station identification on the comedy show SCTV, which ran in the early '80s here in Canada. The next selection was during the chase scene at the end. The music being used is the same music for the syndicated TV show "The People's Court" opening! The one thing that stands out in this movie is the 1971 Mustang convertible. It's the real star of the show! It is nice to see this version of Mustang caught on film forever without rust and holes all over it, which these cars were known for. If you like movies like "The Van", "The Pom Pom Girls", and "H.O.T.S.", you may find this movie disappointing. But if you are like me and can appreciate trash flicks like "The Lonely Lady" and "The Seduction", then you will enjoy this made-for-drive-in classic!

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