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Reform School Girls (1986)

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Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.

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Tom DeSimone

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Tom DeSimone, Daniel Arthur Wray (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Carol ... Jenny
Wendy O. Williams ... Charlie
Pat Ast ... Edna
Sybil Danning ... Sutter
Charlotte McGinnis Charlotte McGinnis ... Dr. Norton
Sherri Stoner Sherri Stoner ... Lisa
Denise Gordy ... Claudie
Laurie Schwartz Laurie Schwartz ... Nicky
Tiffany Helm ... Fish
Darcy DeMoss ... Knox
Andrea Darnell Andrea Darnell ... Paula
Robin Watkins Robin Watkins ... Kelly
Winifred Freedman Winifred Freedman ... Terri
James Staszkiel James Staszkiel ... Truck Driver
Fred D. Scott Fred D. Scott ... Judge Carter
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Storyline

Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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So young... so bad... so what? See more »

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reform School Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,510,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,510,433
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Warden Sutter in the original script was a man. Producers wanted Sybil Danning to play the character Edna, but director 'Tom DeSimone' knew she wasn't good for that part so he changed the role of Warden Sutter to a women and had Sybil play that role instead. See more »

Goofs

When Lisa fell off the tower to her death, her screaming continued even after her head hit the side of the tower, which should have knocked her out at bare minimum. See more »

Quotes

Edna: You know the name of the game, girls... control. COMPLETE... control.
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Referenced in Cheerleader Autopsy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

It's My Life
Written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley
Sung by Wendy O. Williams
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I'd Stick With Eleanor!
25 July 2007 | by ferbs54See all my reviews

"Reform School Girls" (1986) is a highly entertaining, completely over the top, necessarily derivative contribution to the Women In Prison (WIP) subgenre. Featuring flamboyant performances by butterface favorite Wendy O. Williams (despite the fact that Wendy was 37 when she essayed this teenage role, and looked exactly the same as when she fronted for the Plasmatics), as well as Warhol veteran Pat Ast, the story here nevertheless centers around Linda Carol's Jennifer, who is sent to the "graybar hotel" after abetting her boyfriend in an armed robbery attempt. She immediately runs afoul of Wendy's Charlie Chambliss, the toughest chick in the "school" (the place really seems more like a prison than a school, it must be said), as well as Pat's grotesque head matron, Edna Dawson. The film dishes out all the familiar WIP set pieces, such as shower scenes, catfights, a prison break, several riots, and a very uptight warden, here portrayed by cult actress Sybil Danning, underutilized in this particular role. Entertaining as this whole spoof is, and despite the often very funny lines, I couldn't help thinking that the film that "Reform School Girls" seems to be mainly patterned after, the 1950 Eleanor Parker vehicle "Caged," is infinitely preferable in every department. The monstrous matron played by Hope Emerson in that earlier film makes even Edna's rants of "complete control" seem tame in comparison, and good as Linda Carol is, she's no Eleanor Parker! I suppose it all comes down to whether you're in the mood for an entertaining spoof or a more realistic--and thus more harrowing--WIP experience.


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