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Mickey Rose (written by)
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Release Date:
7 August 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
131/2 Murders + 1423 Laughs = Student Bodies See more »
Plot:
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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(16 articles)
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Dead-on(ahem)parody of eighties slasher flicks See more (96 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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)
 
Thanks
Sue Hessel .... special thanks
 

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86 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Toby is on the gurney with the corpse, the dead boy's eyes move. Later his arm moves.See more »
Quotes:
Toby:Who could have done these murders?
Hardy:I don't know. It could have been anybody.
Toby:Well, it can't be ANYbody. It's gotta be somebody.
Hardy:Of course it's somebody, but that somebody could be anybody.
Toby:Well, look, we didn't do it, right?
Hardy:Right.
Toby:So you can't say it could be anybody. WE'RE anybody.
Hardy:True, but we're also somebody.
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References Hamlet (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
When the Saints Go Marching InSee more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Dead-on(ahem)parody of eighties slasher flicks, 11 August 2001
Author: thomandybish from Weaverville, NC

STUDENT BODIES is a great, satirical take on the bevy of horror flicks that flooded theater and drive-in screens(and consequently, polluted video store shelves)in the eighties. Watching this group of no-name actors trudge through all the stock situations that teens in these flicks find themselves in goes to show how the people who conceived and made this flick got the joke long before most of us. What's incredible is that this movie came out in 1981, well before the genre peaked and the films became stale variations of HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY THE 13TH, OR NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. While SCREAM was a black comedy/satire that pays homage to the genre(and served to revive it), STUDENT BODIES plays it strictly for laughs, thumbing its nose at all the insolent jerks and dumb bimbos who, despite having knowledge of a killer on the loose, wander alone through isolated woods or dark hallways and wind up on the wrong ends of axes, chainsaws, butcher knives, or pitchforks. Now, who stole my paperclip?

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