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Cutting Class (1989)

A murderer is loose in a high school in this 'whodunit' movie.

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Brian Woods (as Donovan Leitch)
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Mr. Dante
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William Carson III
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Colleen (as Brenda Lynn Klemme)
Mark Barnet ...
Gary
Robert Glaudini ...
Shultz
Eric Boles ...
Mr. Glynn
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Coach Harris
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Mrs. Knocht
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Mr. Conklin
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Crusty Old Man
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Officer Fondulac
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Mr. Ingalls
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High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following the suspicious death of his father. Soon after being released, more murders start happening. Is Brian back to his old tricks, or is Dwight just trying to eliminate the competition? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Assassinato no Colégio  »

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The title is a pun, based on "cutting class," which is skipping or not showing up for class for some unauthorized reason, and because a killer is running around cutting people's throats. See more »

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When Paula and the teacher are solving the puzzle, the teacher's calculations read "time equals speed divided by distance" when in fact it should be distance divided by speed. See more »

Quotes

Dwight Ingalls: Ladies first.
Colleen: Why thank you.
[Colleen walks in front of Paula]
Dwight Ingalls: No, I said LADIES first.
Paula Carson: Why thank you!
Colleen: ...such an ass!
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GUYS LIKE GIRLS
Written by Charles Gray, Ned Leukhardt, Mark Moreland and Andy Prieboy (as Andrew Prieboy)
Performed by Wall of Voodoo
Music Corporation of America, Inc. (BMI) and Skeek Music
Used by permission of MCA Music Publishing
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To not be taken so seriously
1 September 2013 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A killer on the loose is murdering students and teachers from a cool high school. Now it's up to the popular kids and the most ignored of them, recently released from a psychiatric hospital, to solve the mystery behind the murders. In this almost ludicrous and predictable whodunit, everything is what appears to be and our fun is to see how foolish director and writer can get while coming up with obvious devices that doesn't even try to fool and impress the viewers. Maybe some of the violence was unexpected but they sure were looking for the laughs. And this is a barrel of laughter.

C'mon, it's not that bad. It's embarrassingly fun to watch a bunch of actors fully knowing they're stinking on scene, trying hard to look authentic and reliable, in this sort of parody of teen slasher flicks. A pretty good trash, now with a heavy cult following from Brad Pitt fans who are curious in seeing one of his earliest roles. And truth be told, he's the only one who worked the hardest to look good enough, in opposition to the cheesy acting from almost everyone. But Donovan Leitch steals the show in a weird way. As the troubled and lonesome Brian Woods, he's the most memorable face from this thing with his terrifying yet good looking eyes and face, a Ricky Fits kind of character - definitely not obsessed, just curious. But why does he have to dress like Frankenstein?

Although heavily inspired but countless (and better) movies, this one had its original parts. High point is when the killer challenges the math teacher to solve a difficult equation and discover which door from the classroom is the safe passage. That scene had me giving some nervous laughs.

It's enjoyable but only when you're in the mood to have fun and not take anything you see here in a serious way. But in the end "Cutting Class" shows us that skipping class is far more worse than killing people. Ouch. 6/10


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