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High School Caesar (1960)

Matt Stevens is the big man at high school. He sweats the students for protection money, acquires copies of tests for a fee, and has rigged the votes so he can beat Kelly in the election ... See full summary »

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Matt Stevens
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Bob Williams
Steve Stevens ...
Crickett Davis
Lowell Brown ...
Kelly Roberts
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Wanda Anderson
Daria Massey ...
Lita Owens
Ken Plumb
Robin League
Beverly Franklin
Charles Leffler
Don Hinkle
Bob Head
Curtis Workman
Judi Vogelsang
Anton von Stralen
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Matt Stevens is the big man at high school. He sweats the students for protection money, acquires copies of tests for a fee, and has rigged the votes so he can beat Kelly in the election for student president. Aside from his anointed acolytes, Matt is almost universally despised. His parents are obscenely rich and spend their time travelling in Europe rather than giving him the parental guidance he needs. Things begin to get ugly when some of the teens resist his power and show Matt up at the drag race. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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She turned a cool-school into a hot-bed of violence! See more »

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Deserves some notice for its effort
11 October 2006 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Matt Stevens runs his high school. Yet despite reaping in profits from protection services and handing out test answers, he is despised by many who plan his downfall. All this is due to the standard lack of love at home (his rich parents are always in Europe). Despite the interesting concept, this film wallows in the usual clichés. Those b-film trappings still make for an entertaining viewing, but this feels like one that could've been a lot better. However, one aspect stands out. Teen idol John Ashley stars as the title villain and loves the change of pace. This is one of the best "misunderstood teen" performances in these JD flicks (which isn't saying too much) and Ashley makes his character a sympathetic and multi-dimensional individual.

Many have complained about this being boring. Sure, there are more entertaining JD films from the same era ("High School Confedential" springs immediately to my mind). However, it is decently well paced and the direction by O'Dale Ireland is more accomplished than expected. Not a cult classic, but deserves some notice for its effort. (6/10)


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