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Graduation Day (1981)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  1 May 1981 (USA)
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After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing ... See full summary »

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After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing off her friends on the school track team one by one. The suspects include the track coach Michaels, Laura's sister Anne who arrives in town for the funeral, the creepy school principal Mr. Guglione, and Laura's strange boyfriend Kevin. Written by matt-282

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This is one school you won't want to graduate from! See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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1 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Colegio infernal  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Has a UK Blu-Ray release See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) Anne picks up her bag twice in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Principal Guglione: What do you say I come by your place later on with a bottle of wine after you're finished. Hm?
Blondie: You know something, Mr. Guglione?
Principal Guglione: Hm?
Blondie: You are a real bastard.
[pause]
Blondie: Make it around midnight.
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After the final credits, the killer is shown holding the stopwatch he uses to time his murders. See more »


Soundtracks

Lucky Strike
by Jeff Spry, Joe Spry & Doug Burlison
Performed by Felony (uncredited)
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now you're just looking for an event to mass-murder!
25 July 2005 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Why, of all the slasher films to come out of the early '80's, that Graduation Day is so well remember I will never know. Graduation Day is a far cry from some of the better '80's slashers, but it isn't the bottom of the barrel either.

After a high school track star literally runs herself to death, someone begins to kill the remaining members of the track team. But for what reason?

Graduation Day is a slasher film that's served with a big slice of cheese. You've got some corny characters, some unneeded musical numbers (not including the funky song in the opening montage), and some bad acting - no wonder Vanna White is only spinning letters now. But it has some merits too. There are some amusing murder sequences and the story manages to be engaging - if only for the campy elements.

So when all is said and done, you can do worse. But it's not worth missing The Burning, Curtains, or House on Sorority Row for.

** out of ****


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