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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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Storyline

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 | team | mask | coach | See more »

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There are 200 seniors at Midvale High. And seven days till graduation. The class of '81 is running out of time. See more »


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1 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dia de Formatura  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Scream 2 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Gangster Rock
by Jeff Spry, Joe Spry & Doug Burlison
Performed by Felony (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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