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Graduation Day
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Anne Marisse (written by) and
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Release Date:
1 May 1981 (USA) See more »
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Graduating from high school has never been so deadly... See more »
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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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Herb Freed 
 
Writing credits
Anne Marisse (written by) and
Herb Freed (written by)

David Baughn (story)

Produced by
David Baughn .... producer
Herb Freed .... producer
Hal Schwartz .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Kempel 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Yarussi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Martin Jay Sadoff 
 
Casting by
Aaron Butler 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Henry 
 
Makeup Department
Lars Ferguson .... makeup assistant
Sylvia Flores .... makeup assistant
Gail Larsson .... makeup artist (as Gail Larson)
Jill Rockow .... special effects makeup
 
Production Management
Herman Grigsby .... production manager (as Herman Candler Grigsby)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Gunderson .... second assistant director
Hal Schwartz .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ellen Freund .... set dresser
Escott O. Norton .... properties (as Escott Norton)
 
Sound Department
David Etherington .... boom operator
Paul Leimbach .... sound editor
Darryl Linkow .... sound mixer
Paul Martin .... sound re-recording mixer
Hiroaki 'Zom' Yamamoto .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Brooks Mendel .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jesse Mestas .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
James Winburn .... stunt coordinator (as Jim Winburn)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stacey Codikow .... still photographer
Don Giroux .... best boy
Virgil E. Hammond III .... electrician (as Virgil Hammon)
Buzz Harris .... gaffer
Larry S. Prinz .... second assistant camera (as Larry Prinz)
David Seal .... key grip
Stephen St. John .... first assistant camera (as Steven St. John)
Terry Wimmer .... best boy
Ron Wright .... grip
Massimo Zeri .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Conner .... wardrobe assistant
Christine Nicholson .... wardrobe (as Chris Nicholson)
 
Editorial Department
Barry Dresner .... assistant editor
Lisa Gilhousen .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Lance Dickson .... production assistant
Ross Dickson .... production assistant
Cheryl Hall .... production accountant
Patricia Kenny .... production assistant
Cathy Neely .... assistant to producers
Scott Owen .... production assistant
Mark S. Thomas .... script supervisor (as Mark Thomas)
 
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96 min | Australia:93 min | UK:92 min
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Australia:R | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | UK:18 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | USA:R | West Germany:Not Rated

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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:
Continuity: Laura's jersey number repeatedly changes between 45 and 40 during the opening sequence.See more »
Quotes:
Ronald Corliss:Why didn't you call us at the airport? I'd have picked you up.
Anne Ramstead:I got here all right.
Ronald Corliss:Yeah. I can see that.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Night Screams (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
The WinnerSee more »

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This movie doesn't move up the ladder!, 20 September 2012
Author: Brian T. Whitlock (GOWBTW) from WILMINGTON, NC

Many independent films have their place in the world, but "Graduation Day" makes you want to think twice about moving forward with your life. Senior year, also known as the year you graduate from high school. In this case, some of these students won't be making it that far. So what's the case? Low grades? Credit hours not enough to graduate? Well it's none of those answers. The real answers is the track team is getting bumped off. One student at a time. Why? Because one of the track stars died of a heart attack while finishing up the race in first place. Then suddenly, the other track stars are dying off as well. So when the news of her sister's death was mentioned, Ensign Anne Ramstead (Patch Mackenzie) is in town to investigate the murders of the track meet. The track meet does blame the coach(Christopher George) for his training methods. After he gets fired from the school, he ends up being a murder victim as well. I know that the school will end up vindicating him afterwards. So if it wasn't the coach, who was it? Not from the outside of the school, but inside the track meet. Laura's own boyfriend. He was more off kilted than the coach. Killing his own team? Not a very good feature. The real good feature is future "Wheel of Fortune" letter turner Vanna White playing Doris. This movie was all right, but it was not the best slasher film though. I've seen better.

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