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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 »
131/2 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?

Though the film was a failure upon release in theaters, its subsequent airings on television helped to gain it a cult following. It was frequently shown on television due to the fact that the film featured little profanity or violence.See more »
Continuity: When the African student arrives in wood shop, he is told he is late because it is already June. The principal's office has a calendar hanging dated as March, however.See more »
Principal Peters:Hasn't there been enough senseless killing? Let's have a murder that makes sense!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Friday the 13th (1980)See more »
Ode to JoySee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"Sex kills! Sex kills!", 22 May 2011
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Before "Scary Movie" decided to spoof the slasher genre, the 80s had its very own send-up called "Student Bodies". It came quite early you might add, even before the sub-genre had completely hit it off. Anyhow despite that, we know where the ammo for this fun is coming from. "Halloween" and "Black Christmas" comes to mind. Quite variable, but this cheeky and in bad-taste enterprise pokes fun at everything (no one… that's no one is safe), including itself which makes it enjoyably amusing as the typical stereotypes are turn upside down. The story is old-hat and a little tame, but the craziness of the situations makes it hard not to get a tickle out of it. The script holds an exceedingly self-knowing attitude, filled with smart-lipped dialogues and the humour is visually evident too. Slapstick bumbling (the murderer's weapon of choice is just ridiculous) to the humorous use of subtitles pointing out the obvious. The intro perfectly paints it ("I have the feeling this is the last time I baby sit"). Even the music score gets into the action. The apparent genre staples are turned into gags, because how blatant they are in a story's progression for things to work. Horny students, suspicious red herrings, virgin heroine and of course heavy breathing. Some gags are repeatedly used, some to good effect and others became a little tiring. After halfway through it was starting to wear a little thin, but then it breaks out even more insane revelations… one topped off by another. There are about three climaxes! The ending has a nice little homage to a horror classic… which you simply see coming. The performances are spot-on, aiming for a mock seriousness approach and it works with the kooky array of memorable characters like Malvert the janitor. A more than decent little slasher parody.

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