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Scandal in a Small Town (1988)

Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a ... See full summary »

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Leda Beth Vincent
Christa Denton ...
Julie Vincent
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Gwendolyn
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History professor Paul Martin
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George Baker
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Glenn
Ray Girardin ...
Don
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Jeremy Travis
Arell Blanton ...
Jud
Katherine McGrath ...
Verna
Laurence Haddon ...
Judge Larson
Helen Page Camp ...
Mrs. Bragston
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Keith Ritter
Harold Pruett ...
Michael Bishop (as Harold P. Pruett)
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Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, as a loving responsible mother. So, when she becomes aware that Julie's very popular history teacher, Mr Baker, spreads anti-Semitic, racist ideas among his pupils, Leda Beth decides to ask Mr Baker for an explanation. But she comes up against a wall. Nobody in town - Julie less than all others - wants to support her and it looks as if she will have to bring the Board of Education to court. The trouble is that a school dropout and a tramp of her kind does not count for much compared to the holders of knowledge and of morality. Written by Guy Bellinger

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10 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Raquel Welch and her on-screen daughter argue and Welch slaps her across the face; after several takes, the producer noticed that Welch, a mother in real life, was looking troubled and said to her, "This must be a really tough scene for you, huh?" Welch replied, "Ohh, it is! My hand is killing me!" See more »

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Original Music played in Scottie's Tavern composed by 3 Sons Music Group
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Complete Garbage!
8 September 1999 | by (McDonough, GA) – See all my reviews

When I was browsing through the shelves at my favorite second-hand video store, I came across "Scandal in a Small Town" (1988) starring Raquel Welch. The Vidmark Entertainment box boasted "Uncut/Unrated" version so I sprung the $4.98 plus tax at the cashier and eagerly ran home to feast in some good old-fashioned "T&A." Well, needless to say, this is probably the biggest piece of cr** I've ever slaved through. First off, it must be a made-for-TV movie because if it was rated it would've been "G." Secondly, the description on the back of the box has nothing to do with the movie inside. The concept is simple; the town whore (played by Raquel of course) finds out that the local history teacher is teaching that Jews started all the major world wars and takes the whole school board to court and wins. The problem is that you are left wondering which side is right. So, this 92-minute eyesore is for people who can't think for themselves. We only have ourselves to blame for stepping outside of genre and even giving this one a chance.


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