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Graduation Day
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Director:
Writers:
Anne Marisse (written by) and
Herb Freed (written by) ...
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Release Date:
1 May 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Graduating from high school has never been so deadly... See more »
Plot:
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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User Reviews:
Predictable See more (48 total) »

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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Runtime:
96 min | Australia:93 min | UK:92 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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:
[Two teenagers flee the boiler room]
Mr. Roberts:Come back here! Don't think I don't know who you are, because I do. Come on and show your face, you miserable scum!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Graduation Day BluesSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Predictable, 13 April 2007
Author: acidburn-10 from United Kingdom

To be honest I was very disappointed with this movie, I was hoping for something a little better. I was willing to dismiss all the bad reviews and watched this movie anyway It's admittedly better than the 1984 turkey Fatal Games, which had a similar plot about gymnastic athlete students killed in a high school but fact is that the first real memorable and successful high school slasher flick was the one making fun of them all - Scream in 1996.

The major problem with this movie is the lack of characterization. You often just throw in some good-looking teens in a group and most of them doesn't have their first line until their big moment, that is such dramatic dialogue like "Hello?" or "Who's there?" You get the drill. In this one it's not clear who's the hero or heroine until the last 20 minutes or so. And when it comes to the suspects, they get less screen time than the victims. When the killer's identity is revealed it's just a big "So?"

But there were a few characters that I found enjoyable in this movie like Linnea Quigley who has a small role in this movie but has fun with it, and the main heroine Anne (Patch MacKensie) which at first was kinda boring until she performs kung fu on the killer towards the end which was brill, and the Principil and the Secretary sub plot was enjoyable too.

The murders are OK but nothing specialSo, this isn't very good but is still fair if very forgettable entertainment. It gets going though for some moments in the climax even if all intentions of scares are ruined by the fact that it's played in broad daylight.

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