In a California high school, a married teacher is the athletic coach and faculty advisor. He starts to have sex flings with his female students and eventually has to kill several of the girls to keep them quiet. Based on a novel by Francis Pollini.
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This movie is pure cinematic insanity. Roger Vadim delivers another unique sex film that sort of pokes fun at the sexual mores of the time while offering up some impressive camera angles of the female form. Rock Hudson is brilliant in this and Angie Dickinson just exuded sexiness. Also what the hell was Telly Savalas doing with those cigarettes. A real gem from the best decade of filmmaking.
Vadim delivers a 70s dark comedy that's light on the comedy and strong on the dark. Full of sleaze, this movie sex logic wouldn't exist now. Or maybe, not even in the 70s. It feels like an oddity than anything else. I would love to find out that this was the attitudes back then! Its the type of high school where I wish I could attend!
My first official submission to this site! Surprisingly good, this is Vadim at his best. Rock Hudson's Tiger McDrew is highly likable, despite how sleazy he is. However, as the story continues, this likability is shed as we see his more sinister side at work. I've always felt Hudson was underrated as an actor, and alongside Frankenheimer's 'Seconds', this is one of his finest performances
A fascinating, cleverly made film; its dark satire and unusual tone provide an invigorating jolt. A pinch of Brewster McCloud (I know, can ANY film really be compared to Brewster McCloud?), an amazing cast, a lead character named Ponce de Leon Harper, and scenes like the one where Milton is read over shots of Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights before cutting to a CU of Angie Dickinson's bosom. Quite something.
A coming of age story about a young man's sexual frustration occasionally interrupted by a plot about a string of murders going on; the thriller aspect of the movie seems inconsequential and lacks focus, as does most of the movie. Quite a misogynistic movie (thought I think that's the point), the acting is not very good except for a few of them. Feels more like a TV movie than a feature film.
One of the messiest and cheesiest movies Hollywood has ever made. The veteran cast is fine, the rest of the cast is wooden, awful camera work and editing. The dialogue is a hodgepodge of awesomely bad and just flat out awful. A real curioso for anyone seeking something completely different from the typical MGM picture.
An odd curio, more interesting as a snapshot of early 70s sexual politics than as a narrative. Uneasily combines lightweight sex farce and social satire with serial killing; either celebrates or satirizes the sexual revolution's potential as a vehicle for misogyny and exploitation of women. Either way, laughs are few and far between. Quentin Tarantino once put this on a "Top 10 of All Time" list.