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Maggie's Stiletto Sisters (1975)

The Jezebels (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 May 1975 (USA)
The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood.

Director:

Jack Hill

Writers:

Jack Hill (story), F.X. Maier (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Lee Robbie Lee ... Lace
Joanne Nail ... Maggie
Monica Gayle ... Patch
Asher Brauner Asher Brauner ... Dominic
Chase Newhart Chase Newhart ... Crabs
Marlene Clark ... Muff
Kitty Bruce Kitty Bruce ... Donut
Janice Karman ... Bunny
Don Stark ... Hook
Don Marino Don Marino ... Guido
Helene Nelson Helene Nelson ... Cherry
Bill Adler Bill Adler ... Fingers
Paul Lichtman Paul Lichtman ... Mr. Clutch
J.S. Johnson J.S. Johnson ... Principal Weasel
Kate Murtagh ... Mom Smackley
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Storyline

The "Dagger Debs" are a gang of snarling girls, and Maggie is their newest member. Lace, the ever tooth-gritting leader, befriends her but soon has doubts --it seems Lace's man, Dominic, head of the "Silver Daggers" fancies the new recruit. Lace struggles to keep control of the Debs, and a handle on Nick, as they face off against the rival gang of pushers lead by Crabs. Written by Matthew Otto <matthew.otto@sheridanc.on.ca>

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Taglines:

Lace... Maggie... Patch... Donut... Bunny... The wildest girl gang that ever blasted the streets! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Playgirl Gang See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$320,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$51,264
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Centaur Pictures Inc. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Jack Hill, when interviewed at the 1996 re-release of the film, pointed out that it did have some authenticity - he interviewed girl gang members and rewrote the script. "But the idea of doing a realistic movie about street gangs with beautiful blondes in hot pants was preposterous, so we tried to make it a wacky fantasy." See more »

Goofs

Lace cuts the necktie from the man in the elevator leaving about 6 inches of tie. When he identifies the ladies with the police moments later his tie is much longer. See more »

Quotes

[after Mom Smackley tries to molest her]
Maggie: Get your hands off me, you fat pig dyke!
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Bad girls rule, bad boys drool!
11 July 2013 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

The inner-city, prone to violence, crime, drugs, even sex. The top gang that rules the area are the Silver Daggers. With them are their female counterparts, the Dagger Debs lead by Lace (Robbie Lee). One day, they meet a loner name Maggie (Joanne Nail), who holds her own. After a night in juvenile hall, Maggie joins the ranks and gains the trust of Lace. However, Lace's friend Patch is suspicious of Maggie. As Maggie began to to know the ways of the Dagger Debs, she makes a move on Lace's boyfriend Dominic (Asher Brauner), who would not take the role of a father when he hears about Lace's pregnancy. More to it, Maggie would take in the reins of leading the Dagger Debs following a failed ambush at a roller rink. The men are ousted by Maggie, and they go form the Dagger Debs, to the Jezebels. They even join a militant gang to help boost the power of the group. When Lace re cooperates from her attack, she joins the group, only to suspect Maggie as a traitor. I like the scene where Lace beats up Maggie, and tortures her by sticking a cigarette butt in her bellybutton. Then came the showdown. Classic scene. The gang gains a new leader, while Patch is left behind. Goes to show there is no loyalty among gangs. Power shifts, and questionable leadership can destroy an organization. The Jezebels have not only ousted the men, but Lace as well, without her knowledge. They consider her a weak link in the gang. 4 out of 5 stars.


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