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Cutting Class (1989)

A murderer is loose in a high school in this 'whodunit' movie.

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Rospo Pallenberg

Writer:

Steve Slavkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Mark Barnet ... Gary
Robert Glaudini ... Shultz
Eric Boles 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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassinato no Colégio See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Jill Schoelen and Brad Pitt met on this film and eventually became engaged, though they never got married. See more »

Goofs

When Paula and the teacher are trying to solve the puzzle to open the right door, the teacher's calculations on the board disappear after he opens the door. See more »

Quotes

Shultz: I'm the custodian of your fucking lives!
Dwight Ingalls: [to Paula] That guy is fried!
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Written by Andy Prieboy (as Andrew Prieboy)
Performed by Wall of Voodoo
Music Corporation of America, Inc. (BMI) and Skeek Music
Used by permission of MCA Music Publishing
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The best movie ever made... If you like cheesy horror movies.
16 April 2002 | by memyrleiSee all my reviews

I love this movie, plain and simple. It's definitely not meant to be taken seriously, folks. The cheesy dialogue, the corny plot, and the horrible acting kept me in perpetual stitches throughout the whole movie. And who can forget the delivery of that title line? "Now, Paula, you're not CUTTING CLASS, are you?" (Ok, my quotation might not be verbatim). You have to see it to truly appreciate how hilariously awful it truly is. Everyone should see this film at least once, if not a million times.


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