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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

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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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No one said surviving high school would be easy. 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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Trivia

Brian wears the same outfit and a pair of bowling shoes throughout most of the film, suggesting that he might be homeless. See more »

Goofs

When Paula and the teacher are solving the puzzle, the teacher's calculations read "time equals speed divided by distance" when in fact it should be distance divided by speed. See more »

Quotes

Colleen: [Stopping Paula before they walk out of the locker room] Our team isn't that great, right?
Paula Carson: [Uncertain why Paula is asking] Right.
Colleen: [Pulls down her panties and waves them around, finally throwing them to the floor] This should give them something better to cheer about.
Colleen: [laughs]
Paula Carson: [laughing] You're unbelievable.
[Both laugh as they leave the locker room]
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Alternate Versions

When shown on TV, all of the death scenes are trimmed by using slow motion shots a la Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

FOR LOVE
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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* * out of 4.
2 June 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Routine slasher flick with some style & humor and a better then usual cast is almost ruined by sloppy editing. A killer is on the loose at a local high school killing off all the popular jerks. Jill Schoelen is convinced that the killer is either a formerly crazy friend (Donovan Leitch) or her popular, good looking boyfriend (Brad Pitt, yes that's right BRAD PITT in an early role!!!)

Rated R; Nudity, Violence, Sexual Situations, and Profanity. Trivia: Brad Pitt and Jill Schoelen were an item during and after filming. Brad Pitt was paid $11 (or 12),000 for his role in the film.


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