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Student Bodies (1981)

A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.

Directors:

Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie (uncredited)

Writer:

Mickey Rose

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Riter ... Toby
Matthew Goldsby Matthew Goldsby ... Hardy (as Matt Goldsby)
Jerry Belson Jerry Belson ... The Breather (as Richard Brando)
Joe Flood ... Mr. Dumpkin
Joe Talarowski ... Principal Peters
Mimi Weddell ... Miss Mumsley
Carl Jacobs Carl Jacobs ... Dr. Sigmund
Peggy Cooper Peggy Cooper ... Ms. Van Dyke
Janice E. O'Malley Janice E. O'Malley ... Nurse Krud
Kevin Mannis Kevin Mannis ... Scott
Sara Eckhardt Sara Eckhardt ... Patti
Brian Batytis Brian Batytis ... Wheels
Cullen G. Chambers ... Charles Ray
Joan Browning Jacobs Joan Browning Jacobs ... Mrs. Hummers
Angela Bressler Angela Bressler ... Julie
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Storyline

A killer named the Breather terrorizes students at a high school. Whenever the killer finds students having sex, he kills them. He has some intense issues with which to deal. He likes to breathe heavily, and he likes to make prank calls while talking through a rubber chicken. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

At Last The World's First Comedy Horror Movie See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

13 Asesinatos y medio See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,582,148, 9 August 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,165,432
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the Breather's phone call to the babysitter in the beginning of the film, the phone's number plate is clearly visible. Instead of the standard fake movie "555" area code, we can see "713-270-5544". This is the current actual phone number for the Athletic Sports Bar in Houston, Texas. See more »

Goofs

When Toby is on the gurney with the corpse, the dead boy's eyes move. Later his arm moves. See more »

Quotes

The Breather: [to the audience] Hello, it's me, The Breather. You're probably wonder who I am. Who could I be? Could I be the innocent looking Toby? Would you trust a girl who looked like Prince Valiant in a plum sweater? Maybe I'm Dr. Sigmund; a man who was once arrested for corrupting the morals of a hooker. Then there's Malvert; with an I.Q. of a handball and the personality of a parking meter: violated! Could I be the principal Mr. Peters; a man who keeps cheese in his underwear to attract mice? Let's not...
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Alternate Versions

Some cuts open with the following on-screen title: "This motion picture is based on an actual incident. Last year 26 horror films were released...None of them lost money." See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Ode to Joy
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Lamab High School Marching Band
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I saw this film in 1981 at a Drive In Movie!!!
24 January 2005 | by TequilaMockingbird63See all my reviews

I was one of the few who actually saw this films theatrical release in 1981! I was 18 and saw it at a Drive-In movie (of all obsolete places) !! Myself and about 10 of my friends loved it so much we quickly snagged a VHS copy and watched it religiously for several years. Why this film was not more successful i don't know and i find it so strange that nearly all it's actors never went on to work in any other films?. its sooooo funny and completely stupid at the same time! This parody on Teen horror films should become a cult classic. Gosh I'd love to see it a again. I'm now 41 and my sister and I still quote lines some 24 odd years later! "Great physical beauty can be a handicap too" - "Do you think I look good in Green?" - Did you hang up? No, I just said click" - "Nurse Krud and Miss Van Dyke....Whats in a name?.. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g".


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