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Student Bodies -- A killer named the Breather terrorizes students at a high school. Whenever the killer finds students having sex, he kills them. He has some intense issues with which to deal. He likes to breathe heavily, and he likes to make prank calls while talking through a rubber chicken.


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Release Date:
7 August 1981 (USA) See more »
13 1/2 Murders + 1423 Laughs = Student Bodies See more »
A killer named the Breather tallies up a score of teenage bodies in this scathing parody of slasher films. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kristen Riter ... Toby
Matthew Goldsby ... Hardy (as Matt Goldsby)
Jerry Belson ... The Breather (as Richard Brando)

Joe Flood ... Mr. Dumpkin
Joe Talarowski ... Principal Peters
Mimi Weddell ... Miss Mumsley
Carl Jacobs ... Dr. Sigmund
Peggy Cooper ... Ms. Van Dyke
Janice E. O'Malley ... Nurse Krud
Kevin Mannis ... Scott
Sara Eckhardt ... Patti
Brian Batytis ... Wheels

Cullen G. Chambers ... Charles Ray
Joan Browning Jacobs ... Mrs. Hummers
Angela Bressler ... Julie
Kay Ogden ... Ms. Leclair
Douglas Cotner ... Mr. Hummers
Charles L. Trotter ... Announcer
Jonathan Walling ... Al
Keith Singleton ... Charlie
Dario O. Jones ... Mawamba
Thomas D. Cannon II ... Ralph
Oscar James ... Football Coach
Robyn Flanery ... Joan
Tammie M. Tignor ... Dagmar
Anita Taylor ... Bertha

Jack Armstrong ... Joe (as John M. Armstrong)
Brenda Maduzia ... Punker
Dorothy Rich ... Mrs. Peters
Anne Bell ... Teacher
Kathryn Reve Doster ... Sue
Lauren Ritchie ... Student
Janice Elaine Berridge ... Student
The Stick ... Malvert the Janitor
Zeno ... Meowing Dog
Casine ... Dog Chauffeur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Kliesing ... Girl on Parade Float (uncredited)

Directed by
Mickey Rose 
Michael Ritchie (uncredited)
Writing credits
Mickey Rose (written by)

Produced by
Jerry Belson .... executive producer
Harvey Miller .... executive producer
Michael Ritchie .... producer (as Allen Smithee)
Melvin Shapiro .... associate producer
Original Music by
Gene Hobson 
Cinematography by
Robert Ebinger (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ruth Hope  (as Kathryn Ruth Hope)
Casting by
Gary Chason 
Production Design by
Donald B. Nunley  (as Donald Nunley)
Costume Design by
Kristin Nelson 
Makeup Department
Jamie Barber .... hair stylist
Jamie Barber .... makeup artist
Lynn Wolverton-Parker .... hair stylist (as Lynn Wolverton)
Lynn Wolverton-Parker .... makeup artist (as Lynn Wolverton)
Production Management
Fred Berner .... executive in charge of production
Jeffrey Hernandez .... unit manager
Susan Vogelfang .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Barvin .... second assistant director
Susan Vogelfang .... assistant director
Art Department
Edward 'Tantar' LeViseur .... assistant props (as Tantar LeViseur)
C.C. Deneen Nunley .... property master
Gregory R. Wolf .... assistant props
Sound Department
Ron Curfman .... sound mixer
Roberta Doheny .... sound effects
Joseph Geisinger .... boom operator (as Joe Geisinger)
Kimberly Harris .... sound effects
Lars Nelson .... sound effects
David Sanders .... stunt coordinator (as David 'Stutter' Sanders)
Camera and Electrical Department
Margaret Cox .... camera operator
Paul Elliott .... director of photography: second unit
Paul Elliott .... first assistant camera
Jack English .... gaffer
Wayne Forster .... best boy electric
David Hayball .... best boy grip
Steve Lubbe .... grip
Larry Markart .... first assistant camera: second unit
Robie Price .... grip
Ted Rhodes .... key grip
Newton TerMeer .... electrician (as Newton Thomas Termeer)
Mark Wells .... grip
Casting Department
Sandy Collister .... atmosphere casting (as Sandra Collister)
Susan Elkins .... atmosphere casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susie DeSanto .... costume supervisor (as Susie DeSanta)
Editorial Department
Jack Garsha .... color timer
B.J. Sears .... assistant editor
Music Department
Gene Hobson .... music realization
Alan Howarth .... electronic music producer
Alan Howarth .... electronic music recording
Patricia Peck .... music editor
Pamela J. Smith .... music realization
Other crew
Sam Bernstein .... production accountant
Janice Blue .... production assistant
Jo Edna Boldin .... craft service
Craig Busch .... production assistant
Cathy D'Amico .... production secretary
Jed Gillin .... production assistant
Rick Harris .... float operator
Kristy Jourdan .... production office coordinator
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor (as Lyn McKissick)
Jeff McManus .... production assistant (as Jeff Gann McManus)
Sue Hessel .... special thanks

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86 min
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Did You Know?

The film was funded by Paramount because of the writers strike that was going on in 1981. The studio wanted to put out as many non-union films as possible during the strike.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Toby is on the gurney with the corpse, the dead boy's eyes move. Later his arm moves.See more »
The Breather:I said... huhahuhahuhahuhahuha...!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Prom Night (1980)See more »
Ode to JoySee more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
greatest horror parody ever, 8 February 2007
Author: frnk_cntly from United States

if you grew up in the 80's had HBO and were addicted to television & or your video store chances are you'e seen this one. i love this movie, scream ,scary movie etc. owe it big time to this one. if this movie doesn't make you laugh then your already dead should be the re-release catch phrase to this movie, it's not big on nudity or gore, and in the middle of the film there is an explanation to why it's rated "r".(hilarious). the movies got everything, wooden horse heads, teenage virgins, weird creepy janitor-pre freddy krueger i might add. i've often double billed this film with another lost 80's gem the "surf 2". why these films aren't available on DVD is beyond me. i've said it before but here goes- if you are starting or already have a video release company please release these films! if you love 80's horror check this one out or your just in love with funny movies check it out. you'll die laughing.--nuff said.

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