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Cutting Class (1989)

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

Director:

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 »


Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Rospo Pallenberg didn't meet Roddy McDowall until the first day of shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Dwight chops the #2 door with the axe, he only chops away the bottom pane of glass and the bottom of the wooden frame. The top two panes, as well as almost all of the complete wooden frame are intact. A few seconds later when he runs away with Paula, all of the wooden frame is gone. See more »

Quotes

Brian Woods: To be or not to be... Eat me, Dwight!
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Alternate Versions

When "Cutting Class" is shown on TV, the beginning credits don't show the paperboy throwing the papers along the street, instead, we HEAR the sound of the papers hitting the street, but we see a black background with the normal credits in front of it. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Siskel & Ebert Interviews (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

MAN TALK
Written by Andy Prieboy (as Andrew Prieboy)
Performed by Andy Prieboy (as Andrew Prieboy)
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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