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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)
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Gary
Robert Glaudini ...
Shultz
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Mr. Glynn
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Coach Harris
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Mrs. Knocht
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Mr. Conklin
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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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Some People Would Kill To Fit In. See more »


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Assassinato no Colégio  »

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Shot in 1987 but not released until 1989. See more »

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When the paper boy is throwing out the papers, he tosses one of the papers and its obvious that the paper comes apart in the air, but when it hits the ground its intact. See more »

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Brian Woods: Nice try Dwight, but that's just a rock.
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FIGHT SONG
Performed by the John Glenn High School Eagle Band
Courtesy of John Glenn High School
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An interesting cast hams it up, but it's still just so-so
13 May 2003 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

(** out of *****)

Notable mainly for starring Brad Pitt in an early role (and foreshadowing some of the morally ambiguous characters he would later play), this mediocre horror-comedy also stars former Pitt-girlfriend Jill Schoelen (from "The Stepfather") and Roddy McDowall and Martin Mull in humorous cameos (Roddy as the school principal who has a thing for the student body -- the female student body, that is -- and Mull as a yuppie duck hunter who spends the entire film staggering home with an arrow in his chest). But, otherwise, you get some mildly inventive murders (one teacher is strangled to death on top of a copy machine, the art teacher is baked alive in his kiln, and the gym teacher gets a flag pole up the wazzoo) and a whodunit premise that gets kind of tiresome after a while. Donovan Leitch plays a teen misfit stalking Schoelen who keeps popping up out of nowhere every five minutes (it gets real annoying.)

Lowlight: Today's Lesson: Don't jump on a trampoline if there's somebody underneath it with a long flag pole. Class dismissed.


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