Slaughter High

Plot hole: In the opening scene, the bullies all go into the girls' toilets with loads of camera equipment, including high tech ones used for proper films and boom mics. This equipment is way too expensive (even more so in the 80s when the film is set) for any high school kid to have.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Carol is running from Marty, she hides in the gym. Marty runs into the gym. Carol runs out and goes down two flights of stairs. She then goes into a room by the stairs and goes to the window...the window that overlooks the gym. Somehow having gone down two flights of stairs Carol has ended up above the gym.

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Revealing mistake: The scene in the locker room when the bullies are dunking Marty in the toilet. Marty's "body" is a fake prop used - on the naked body mysteriously there is no penis or testicles. In addition to this, despite being turned completely upside down, Marty does not struggle in the slightest as he would in real life - he does not struggle at all exactly because it is a prop body being used.

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Trivia: The lead actor, Simon Scuddamore, committed suicide a few weeks after finishing filming.

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Trivia: The school scenes of the film were indeed filmed in a real school, not a movie set - they were filmed at St Marylebone Grammar School for boys in London. However, the shots of the school from the outside are actually shots of Holloway Sanatorium, near Virginia Water.

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Trivia: As the directors wanted a well-known actor to play the one adult character (the coach), they initially approached Peter Lawford for the role, but were not able to get him as he wanted $35,000 and a free shopping trip in Harrods, when the most the directors were willing to offer him was $25,000. In the end, one director (Dick Randall) got his friend Marc Smith to play the part for a mere $750.

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Carol: We'll take my car. It starts every time.

Marty: Hey, what's going on?
Carol: Ever try it under the shower before?

Stella: Talk dirty, Frank! Talk dirty.
Frank: Um... tits.
Stella: Dirty dirty.
Frank: Um... fuck. Ah, tits. Screw.

Question: The bullies think there is a real high school reunion going on. Yet having sat outside the boarded up and abandoned school for 3 hours, they do not seem in the least surprised and begin to doubt a reunion is taking place. They are not suspicious even when they have to break a window to get in to the school.Surely they would be suspicious by then and not go in?

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Answer: Some people are not the brightest button in the box. If wanting something enough they will overlook the obvious.

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