Cutting Class

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  • R
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.5  (5,811)
  • 43

Cutting Class is a horror-comedy movie that was released in 1989. Directed by Rospo Pallenberg, the movie stars Donovan Leitch Jr., Jill Schoelen, and Brad Pitt in one of his earliest movie appearances. The movie tells the story of Brian Woods (Leitch), a high school student who is released from a mental hospital after suffering from a nervous breakdown. Brian returns to school and attempts to pick up where he left off, but soon realizes that a string of murders is taking place at the school. Each murder seems to be connected to his classmates, including Brian's former girlfriend, Paula (Schoelen). As the body count rises, Brian becomes the prime suspect, but soon begins to suspect that someone else is behind the killings.

The movie begins with a shot of a high school with the voice of the principal announcing the need for a parent-teacher conference. The scene then switches to Brian Woods checking out of a mental institution, where he was under observation due to a nervous breakdown. Brian's father is waiting for him in the car and drives him home. The first person he meets at home is his mother, who is happy to see him back to normal. After meeting his mother, Brian goes to school the next day, where he meets his friends, Paula and Dwight (Pitt). Meanwhile, the plot of the movie thickens with a series of murders at the school.

The movie cuts back and forth between Brian and his attempts to fit back in at school, while the murders continue. Brian gradually becomes the prime suspect, but secretly starts to suspect that someone else is behind the killings. Brian's father is an alcoholic and his mother is having an affair with the school principal. As the plot thickens, the number of suspects grows, and the tension builds.

The movie is filled with horror and suspense, but also has comic elements. Brad Pitt played the role of Dwight who is Brian's best friend. He is a dolt and a womanizer with dreams of becoming a rock star. Despite his limited screen time, Pitt's performance is memorable and helped paved his way in Hollywood.

One of the key aspects of the movie is the identity of the killer. As the plot thickens, the audience is left guessing who might be responsible. The characters are not further developed and the plot has several plot holes. Cutting Class is clichéd, unimaginative, and predictable, but it's still an enjoyable movie to watch. The movie does not take itself seriously, and the cast know their roles well.

In conclusion, Cutting Class is a must-watch for fans of 80s horror B-movies. With a healthy dose of violence, gore, and black humor, it's a fun romp that doesn't take itself too seriously. The film is not a masterpiece and is somewhat predictable, but it is still entertaining to watch. The movie's most significant point is the casting of a young Brad Pitt, who proves to be one to watch. Overall, it's an adequate horror-comic movie with a decent cast, a good storyline, and a fun vibe. It may not be perfect, but Cutting Class is still worth checking out.

Cutting Class is a 1992 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5 and a MetaScore of 43.

Cutting Class
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    1 hr 31 min
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    4.5  (5,811)
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