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Student Bodies (1981)

A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.

Directors:

Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie (uncredited)

Writer:

Mickey Rose

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Riter ... Toby
Matthew Goldsby Matthew Goldsby ... Hardy (as Matt Goldsby)
Jerry Belson Jerry Belson ... The Breather (as Richard Brando)
Joe Flood ... Mr. Dumpkin
Joe Talarowski ... Principal Peters
Mimi Weddell ... Miss Mumsley
Carl Jacobs Carl Jacobs ... Dr. Sigmund
Peggy Cooper Peggy Cooper ... Ms. Van Dyke
Janice E. O'Malley Janice E. O'Malley ... Nurse Krud
Kevin Mannis Kevin Mannis ... Scott
Sara Eckhardt Sara Eckhardt ... Patti
Brian Batytis Brian Batytis ... Wheels
Cullen G. Chambers ... Charles Ray
Joan Browning Jacobs ... Mrs. Hummers
Angela Bressler ... Julie
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Storyline

A killer named the Breather terrorizes students at a high school. Whenever the killer finds students having sex, he kills them. He has some intense issues with which to deal. He likes to breathe heavily, and he likes to make prank calls while talking through a rubber chicken. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

At Last The World's First Comedy Horror Movie See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Student Bodies See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,582,148, 9 August 1981

Gross USA:

$5,165,432

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,165,432
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The marching band featured in the movie is the Pearland High School marching band from Pearland, Texas. The band also goes by the local name "The Pride of Pearland." See more »

Goofs

The husband of the couple Julie is babysitting for at the start of the film tells his wife to hurry so they can get home in time for Dukes of Hazzard. However, a clock visible in the house when they arrive shows it is after 1:30 a.m., much later than the prime time hour that Dukes would have aired. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, in order to achieve an "R" rating today, a motion picture must contain full frontal nudity, graphic violence, or an explicit reference to the sex act. Since this film has none of those, and since research has proven that R-rated films are by far the most popular with the moviegoing public, the producers of this motion picture have asked me to take this opportunity to say "Fuck you."
[the MPAA R-rating logo appears on the screen]
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Crazy Credits

Before the opening credits there's a note that reads "This motion picture is based on an actual incident. Last year 26 horror films were released... None of them lost money." See more »

Alternate Versions

Some cuts open with the following on-screen title: "This motion picture is based on an actual incident. Last year 26 horror films were released...None of them lost money." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Scream: The Inside Story (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Saints Go Marching In
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Lamab High School Marching Band
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Better than Scary Movie
6 September 2001 | by scottmarSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this flick by accident. I was more interested in the other side of the Commander USA double feature. I just figured this was some lame 80s slasher flick. To my surprise, it was an Airplane style spoof of the slasher flicks of the late 70s/early 80s. In fact, it almost plays like a parody of "Scream", years before it came out. Everyone tries to figure out who the killer is that is picking off the students. The killer calls up and breathes heavy. Every horror fan should check this out!


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