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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No one said surviving high school would be easy. See more »


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Trivia

Screenwriter Steve Slavkin went on to create and write the classic Nickelodeon television series, Salute Your Shorts (1991). 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

Dwight Ingalls: Ladies first.
Colleen: Why thank you.
[Colleen walks in front of Paula]
Dwight Ingalls: No, I said LADIES first.
Paula Carson: Why thank you!
Colleen: ...such an ass!
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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 »

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FIGHT SONG
Performed by the John Glenn High School Eagle Band
Courtesy of John Glenn High School
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User Reviews

Great twist
7 October 2001 | by The YetiSee all my reviews

I like this movie a lot. The Yeti gives it a thumbs-up! The plot is just like any other slasher film. Murderer stalking at a school. The problem for this murderer is you know he'll lose. The killings are creative but not very gory. The acting is good and the characters like Shultz the caretaker and the P.E teacher are funny. It kicks ass for guessing the killer and I bet you don't get it. Well, you might. 7 out of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Cutting Class See more »

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1.85 : 1
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