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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

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Cutting Class See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Strangely, the sign above the entrance of the high school reads "Furley High", yet the cheerleader uniforms have a "C" on them. 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

Shultz: I'm the custodian of your fucking lives!
Dwight Ingalls: [to Paula] That guy is fried!
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Alternate Versions

When shown on TV, all of the death scenes are trimmed by using slow motion shots a la Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Grindhouse (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

FOR LOVE
Written by Andy Prieboy (as Andrew Prieboy)
Performed by Wall of Voodoo
Music Corporation of America, Inc. (BMI) and Skeek Music
Used by permission of MCA Music Publishing
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Hilarious Trash!
4 March 2001 | by applehuntrSee all my reviews

"Cutting Class" is god awful, but it is soooooo funny. You and your friends have a better chance at scoring a laugh with this slasher flick than 90 percent of the films in the comedy section at the video store. The plot(if you can call it that)is about some murderer going around killing students, obviously nothing new. The suspects: Theres only two really, Brian(the former mental patient/creepy kid), and Dwight(the jock/main characters boyfriend). Its quite obvious which one of the two it is, but you dont even care about that stuff, you're watchin' for the laughs. Jill Schoelen is the main girl, Paula, and her Dad is on a hunting trip, and she has the house to herself, its not very safe. The movie stars Brad Pitt!! The rental price alone is worth the laughter you'll get from hearing him say "I'm bigger where it really counts." Jennifer Aniston, his wife, luckily cant throw this movie in his face, shes got Leperchaun under her belt. This film contains no sex, but it does try to spice it up: A cheerleader decides not to wear panties at The Big Game, Paula washes her hair wearin nothing BUT panties, and the principal makes Paula bend over to pick up her new cheerleading uniform so he can check out her rump. The gore is cheap and fake(impalements, axes in the head, hammers in the head), the acting sucks (although this film has some semi-decent names attached:Brad Pitt, Donavon Leitch, Martin Mull), and its SO 1980's. Dont hop to the conclusion that I'm trash for seeing this flick, I saw it on TV. You're not trash for renting this for laughs, you're trash for renting it for scares.



Lower your expectations, rent, and laugh!


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