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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 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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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 more pencils, No more books, No more teachers' dirty looks 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 »

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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: Fuck you, fuck you, FUCK YOU!
Coach Harris: Fuck you too.
Dwight Ingalls: You can't talk to students like that.
Coach Harris: Fuck you! Now suit up!
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Spoofs Friday the 13th (1980) 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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A Passing Grade
26 June 2001 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

A psychotic youth is released from his mental confinement and murders start happening all over a huge high school. Teachers, an assistant principal, and some coeds meet deadly ends in such various methods as impalement, burning in a kiln, axe to the head, slashing, and so forth. Is the crazed youth responsible, or is the murderer someone else? The ending is somewhat clever although in no way plausible. This is one of those eighties slasher flicks that does not know whether it is primarily a horror or a comedy. It DOES work better as the latter. The production is very nice and the film does boast some fine production values. The gore is limited despite the deaths, and the acting is adequate. The biggest flaw is the script which has more holes in it than a piece of cheesecloth. If you are able to put logic aside, the film can be a pleasant diversion. Certainly nothing more. Brad Pitt, Donavan Leitch, and Jill Schoelen star as the trio of youths the film centers around. Pitt is awful, though as one reviewer says he does not embarrass himself TOO much. Leith is suitably creepy, and Schoelen is beautiful if nothing else. The supporting cast is much better with the likes of Roddy McDowell, Martin Mull, Nancy Fish and other little known yet familiar faces. McDowell brings humour and class to his role as the principal, though he has very little to do. Mull is the funniest in his purely comedic role. In fact, Mull's performance has to make this a horror comedy rather than a horror film. Once you see the film you will understand why. Another bright spot is Brenda James, solely because she is one hot little number. So if you are looking for pointless, mindless fun...Cutting Class makes the grade.


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