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Writer (WGA):
Steve Slavkin (written by)
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Release Date:
7 February 1992 (Portugal) See more »
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Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Brian Woods (as Donovan Leitch)

Jill Schoelen ... Paula Carson

Brad Pitt ... Dwight Ingalls

Roddy McDowall ... Mr. Dante

Martin Mull ... William Carson III

Brenda James ... Colleen (as Brenda Lynn Klemme)
Mark Barnet ... Gary
Robert Glaudini ... Shultz
Eric Boles ... Mr. Glynn

Dirk Blocker ... Coach Harris

Nancy Fish ... Mrs. Knocht

Robert Machray ... Mr. Conklin

David Clarke ... Crusty Old Man

Norman Alden ... Officer Fondulac

Tom Ligon ... Mr. Ingalls
Bill Striglos ... Mr. Quint

Ronnie Sperling ... Mr. Tork
Jeff Rochlin ... Nicholas

Alexander Folk ... Mr. Nicholson
Neil Stanoff ... Little Boy
Julie Hayden ... Mother

Logan Clarke ... Police Officer

Joel Michaely ... Kid in Crowd
Dog Thomas ... Bartender
Lara Lyon ... Student in Class (as Lara Rugraff-Lyon)
Eric J. Van Wagoner ... Student
Holly Hayes Jones ... Head Cheerleader
Steven Kobrin ... Newspaper Boy
John Glenn High School Eagle Band ... Band
Joy Griglione ... Drum Major
Kevin Beck ... Basketball Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fate Fatal ... Kid in Crowd (uncredited)

Directed by
Rospo Pallenberg 
Writing credits
Steve Slavkin (written by)

Produced by
Donald R. Beck .... producer
Rudy Cohen .... producer
Peter S. Davis .... executive producer
William N. Panzer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jill Fraser 
Cinematography by
Avraham Karpick  (as Avi Karpick)
Film Editing by
Bill Butler 
Natan Zahavi 
Casting by
Eric Boles 
Production Design by
Richard Sherman 
Art Direction by
Gigi Lorick 
Set Decoration by
Debbie Minchenberg 
Costume Design by
Kelly Troup 
Makeup Department
Michele Bloom .... assistant hair stylist
Michele Bloom .... assistant makeup artist
Kelcey Fry .... key hair stylist
Laya Saul .... additional makeup
Kathy Shorkey .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Rudy Cohen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Altshuler .... second assistant director
Donald R. Beck .... second unit director
Miles Kristman .... second second assistant director
Donald Newman .... first assistant director
Wendy Peterson .... dga trainee
Art Department
Andrew Allen-King .... set dresser (as Andrew H. King)
Greg Borchardt .... set constructor
Sean Everett .... property master (as Sean E. Markland)
Ian Hardy .... construction coordinator
Stephen Jackman .... swing gang
Marco López .... property assistant
Tony Machado .... carpenter
Norman West .... property assistant
Sound Department
Ara Ashjian .... sound recordist
Peter Bentley .... production sound mixer
Zane D. Bruce .... foley walker (as Zane Bruce)
Jeff Burman .... sound editor (as Jeffrey Burman)
Gregory Cheever .... sound recordist (as Greg 'The Cheev' Cheever)
Smith Craig .... adr mixer
Smith Craig .... foley mixer
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Lily Diamond .... foley supervisor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jeffrey Haboush)
Scott Jacobs .... boom operator
Richard Kite .... sound recordist
Bruce Murphy .... transfers
Dan Ortiz .... transfers
Melinda C. Scorsone .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Robert E. McCarthy .... special effects (as Robert McCarthy)
Randall B. Bishop .... stunt player (as Randall Brian Bishop)
Gregg Brazzel .... stunt coordinator
Alison Brown .... stunt player
Debbie Lee Carrington .... stunt player
Phil Culotta .... stunt player
A.J. Nay .... stunt player (as Arthur Nay)
Richard New .... stunt player
John O'Neill .... stunt player (as Johnny O'Neill)
Karen Price .... stunt player
Randi Randolph .... stunt player
Max Reimer .... stunt double: Brad Pitt
Camera and Electrical Department
Randall B. Bishop .... second assistant camera
Alec Elizondo .... second assistant camera
Chuy Elizondo .... camera operator
Nimi Getter .... gaffer (as Nimrod Getter)
Tom Ingalls .... best boy electric
Gary Molyneux .... grip
George Nolan .... first assistant camera
George Palmer .... key grip
Gideon Porath .... additional camera operator
Marc David Schultz .... best boy electric
Rick Senteno .... electrician
Rich Sutherland .... best boy grip (as Rick Sutherland)
Dog Thomas .... grip
Tracy Turner .... still photographer
George Wells .... electrician
Rob White .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Van Wagoner .... key costumer (as Eric J. Van Wagoner)
Editorial Department
Linda DeMarco .... color timer (as Linda Sue Altman)
Chad Johnson .... apprentice editor
Susan A. Jones .... post-production coordinator
Chris Tomasko .... assistant editor
Music Department
Greg Arreguin .... musician: guitars (as Gregg Arreguin)
Adrian De Michele .... music assistant
Mark Howlett .... music engineer
Sherry Weintraub .... assistant music editor
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
Transportation Department
Nelson Jones .... driver (as Buck Jones)
Harold Martin .... transportation coordinator
Greg Massey .... driver
Other crew
Fran Arsht .... production assistant (as Fran Arscht)
Juel Bestrop .... assistant: Mr. Pallenberg
Christine Bonnem .... location manager
Don Burr .... security
Kimberly Cave .... production assistant
Jason H. Clark .... assistant location manager (as Jason Clark)
Matt Danielson .... production auditor
Patricia Rose Duignan .... assistant: Mr. Beck (as Rose Duignan)
Thomas Farr .... post production assistant (as Tom Farr)
David Floyd .... production assistant
Blaine G. Houserman .... production auditor (as Blaine Houserman)
Christopher Jones .... production assistant
Ian Jones .... production assistant
Susan A. Jones .... assistant: Mr. Cohen
Monica Melvin-Fratkin .... production coordinator (as Monica Melvin)
Michelle Michael .... nurse
Stella Pacific .... studio teacher (as Stella Pacifici)
James B. Phelps .... production assistant
Paul Rosenthal .... production assistant
Terri Rubenstein .... assistant coordinator
Terri Rubenstein .... assistant location manager
Helene Sicherman .... craft service
Barbara Thaxton .... script supervisor
Stacy Welk .... post production assistant
Marion Wheeler .... production assistant
Wesley E. Wright .... fire safety officer
Barbara Yarborough .... studio teacher (as Barbara Yarbrough)
Irv Hollander .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Highschool Murders" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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91 min
Color (Image Transform)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: When Dwight Ingalls is speeding in his Mustang through neighborhoods he has to avoid a little boy on a big wheel that rides into the street. This creates a large amount of smoke from the Mustang's tires. When the camera angle changes, the smoke is gone.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Grindhouse (2007)See more »
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
predictable! but entertaining, 11 June 2002

This teen slasher flick doesn't try to be different from others in the genre, but it has everything to succeed : it has a hot female lead character, sex related scenes, and gore.

And for the girls : it features a young Brad Pitt.

The 3 main characters of the movie are well developed, and the ending may be predictable but it works. I don't recommend "Cutting Class" but it's a slasher flick, and that makes it watchable.

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