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Maggie's Stiletto Sisters (1975)

The Jezebels (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 May 1975 (USA)
The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood.

Director:

Jack Hill

Writers:

Jack Hill (story), F.X. Maier (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Lee Robbie Lee ... Lace
Joanne Nail ... Maggie
Monica Gayle ... Patch
Asher Brauner Asher Brauner ... Dominic
Chase Newhart Chase Newhart ... Crabs
Marlene Clark ... Muff
Kitty Bruce Kitty Bruce ... Donut
Janice Karman ... Bunny
Don Stark ... Hook
Don Marino Don Marino ... Guido
Helene Nelson Helene Nelson ... Cherry
Bill Adler Bill Adler ... Fingers
Paul Lichtman Paul Lichtman ... Mr. Clutch
J.S. Johnson J.S. Johnson ... Principal Weasel
Kate Murtagh ... Mom Smackley
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Storyline

The "Dagger Debs" are a gang of snarling girls, and Maggie is their newest member. Lace, the ever tooth-gritting leader, befriends her but soon has doubts --it seems Lace's man, Dominic, head of the "Silver Daggers" fancies the new recruit. Lace struggles to keep control of the Debs, and a handle on Nick, as they face off against the rival gang of pushers lead by Crabs. Written by Matthew Otto <matthew.otto@sheridanc.on.ca>

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Taglines:

Lace... Maggie... Patch... Donut... Bunny... The wildest girl gang that ever blasted the streets! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Playgirl Gang See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$320,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$51,264
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Centaur Pictures Inc. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When introducing the film at Fantastisk Film Festival 1995 in Lund, Sweden, where it was screened under the title Switchblade Sisters, writer/director Jack Hill claimed that he had based the script on Shakespeare's Othello. See more »

Goofs

Lace cuts the necktie from the man in the elevator leaving about 6 inches of tie. When he identifies the ladies with the police moments later his tie is much longer. See more »

Quotes

Bunny: [to Hook] Everybody knows your crank can hook a tuna.
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Don't mess with da sista's!
23 November 2008 | by PaulyCSee all my reviews

Fun little exploitation film by Jack Hill. It contains a few different kinds of movies all rolled up in one. Campy would be the most predominate though. The story follows the lives of the female gang, Dagger Debs, later called, the Jezebels, which by the way, was the original title. The gang meets a new fish named Maggie who at first fits right in with the gang but later has conflict with the leader, Lace. This movie starts out campy fun then gets real serious then back again. While this technique worked for the most part I felt this could have been a great serious film if it wanted to be. While only slightly bothered by the conflicting tones of the film, it is still a fun movie to watch. You really do even care about the characters by the end which is a compliment to its creators. Quentin Tarantino has often raved about the movie and there's enough good in it to like if you watch it with an open mind. Clearly the character of Patch, one of the gang members, inspired Daryl Hannah's character in Quentin's own "Kill Bill 2". Overall a fun little romp with some good special features on the DVD. Check it out!


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