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Graduation Day (1981)

 -  Horror | Mystery | Thriller  -  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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Title: Graduation Day (1981)

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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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track | school principal | coach | team | mask | See more »

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Graduating from high school has never been so deadly... See more »


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1 May 1981 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The blonde girl in the number 46 track jersey was cut out of the film as much as possible since she was fired due to refusal to fulfill the nudity requirements. Linnea Quigley was hired to replace her. See more »

Goofs

Laura's jersey number repeatedly changes between 45 and 40 during the opening sequence. See more »

Quotes

Truck driver: Ah, fuckin' graduation day. They make a big deal out of it, like it was somethin' special or somethin'.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits, the killer is shown holding the stopwatch he uses to time his murders. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Graduation Day Blues
by Grant Loud
Performed by Grant Loud (uncredited)
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this movie graduates with a D-
3 August 2003 | by (Paola, Kansas) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst slasher movies that i have seen for a while. It's not all that bad, but it is so slowwwww and boringggggg. That's what makes it bad. Little gore. The last 20 min. turns in more to be an action movie than a horror movie. 3/10


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