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Switchblade Sisters (1975)

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Summary: The "Dagger Debs" are a gang of snarling girls, and Maggie is their newest member. Lace, the ever tooth-gritting leader, befriends her but soon has doubts --it seems Lace's man, Dominic, head of the "Silver Daggers" fancies the new recruit. Lace struggles to keep control of the Debs, and a handle on Nick, as they face off against the rival gang of pushers lead by Crabs. (imdb)

Genres: Drama, Crime, Action

Country: USA

Directed By: Jack Hill

Written By: Jack Hill, F.X. Maier

Starring: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Marlene Clark, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner, Chase Newhart

AKA: The Jezebels, Maggie's Stiletto Sisters

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Switchblade Sisters belongs to 19 collections
1. Passed the Bechdel Test (public: moderated by geohawk - 18 stars)
2. B-Movie (public: moderated by Spunkie - 13 stars)
3. Kickass / Badass female starring roles (public: moderated by whatismyname - 10 stars)
4. Rape (public: moderated by Moribunny - 4 stars)
5. Girls with guns (public: moderated by mattburgess - 3 stars)
6. L.A. sleaze (public: moderated by mattburgess - 2 stars)
7. Girl Fight (your public collection - 1 star) | remove from collection
8. Mondo Mondays (public: moderated by theficionado - 1 star)
9. The Films Mentioned In American Grindhouse (2010) (public: moderated by Coheed - 1 star)
10. Savage street gangs, bikers & punks (public: moderated by mattburgess)
11. Cinema Sewer (public: moderated by mattburgess)
12. Play Instant (public: moderated by ForrestQ)
14. Submitted Films (your private collection) | remove from collection
15. Ignored Films (your private collection) | remove from collection


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kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
50T4
mightysparks mightysparks
55T6
blucthulhu
50T3
filmaffinity filmaffinity
59T5
ShogunRua ShogunRua
33T3
Amusing at first with its horrible acting and half-intentional hilarity, but quickly goes downhill by mixing dumbass speeches and dead-serious moments with the funny. A drive-by followed by a gang-rape as the girl screams for mercy just doesn't work well with cheeseball physical comedy. Can't imagine why. Goes from funny and light-hearted to fucking stupid and unnecessary by the end.
ramshackled
80T5
felixm85
65T3
Exidor
60T3
imdb imdb
65T6
nuotio
55T5
coldesser
60T2
TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
66T3
Conflicting feelings. It's misogynistic and a bit repulsive in that regard. But knife fights!
Mattsdmf
45T2
ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
58T4
redacted redacted
40T2
Takes a while to get into it's stride. I don't know what was up with 70's audio recording but the dubbing is generally awful & the sound mix has a bizarre selection and repetition of fx, I guess it's a cash constraint. Aside from that, some high value devices bouncing around here, greaser pimps, eye patched sorority breakaway fem-gang, black panther Mao sisters & sets that tear in half. Camp, with room to be camper, could have used a talented director to raise the shot count and heighten style.
empire434
61T5
ForrestQ ForrestQ
90T10
hellboy76 hellboy76
65T5
Not a huge fan of the genre, their combination of violence and cheeseball humor often don't mix. This is one of the better examples, but surprisingly it is very tame for the most part.
moviesinhell
75T6
Popojack
80T4
roger-ebert
10T1
ewp805 ewp805
75T7
Classic exploitation fun.
joseywales joseywales
72T7
Zoltan Zoltan
70T8
Mochard Mochard
60T6
karamazov karamazov.
38T5
Passes the Bechdel test, but that doesn't really say anything in this case.
BillyShears BillyShears
75T7
Oh no it's the Snicker Doodles let's get outta here! 40 year old high school senior. Pile this trash on me.
OldAle1
80T6
ledfloyd
65T4
Cas616 Cas616
67T7
kurisu1974 kurisu1974
80T10
bensonmum2
60T5
chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
83T10
Intrigue and violence. the raw kind. It's fucking war.
Hutzovinian Hutzovinian
72T6
justinslot
96T10
Cianeto Cianeto
60T1
derZONK
30T1
Strive Strive
68T5
Raian_kun Raian-kun
85T7
sebby sebby
50T3
mattburgess mattburgess
87T10
chemical404 chemical404
59T6
To think of it, this must be first non-Japanese 'bad girls' movie I watched. And what a pleasant surprise! It has everything you could ask for - violence, some tits, politics, - all in the good humour.
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
56T6
stpmtnfury
90T10
donofthedead
96T10
wokelstein wokelstein
48T3
Sockman Sockman
59T5
Barthalen Barthalen
66T5
Oh my. What's this genre, chixploitation? Absurd, inept, hilarious, and entertaining out the wazoo. Roller rink shootout! Lesbian juvie hall guards! Knife fights! Chick with an eyepatch! Anarchists quoting Mao! Teenage prostitution! I'd almost feel guilty for watching this, if it wasn't so deliberately and deliciously wrong.
FrancoZero FrancoZero
5T4
jtb jtb
80T9
cinemahell cinema_hell
80T7
Girls with guns, alright!
CatScandal
73T8
Danny74 Danny74
85T7
thewire thewire
44T4
zetes
70T5
NoSex NoSex
85T9
etherealtard
78T6
Videodromsim
50T1
fletch
85T9
Barkinson
60T7
TheDude1973 TheDude1973
75T8
coltrane
2T1
preppy-3
100T10
dourface
80T9
filmcricket
37T2
TheDenizen TheDenizen
75T8
It's a nonstop blast of 70's kitsch, sleaze, gunshots, knife scraps and hot girls acting tough and spewing one liners. A delightfully trashy classic.
deadghost deadghost
83T6
e-ball
76T7
pyrosexual pyrosexual
85T8
Leland Leland
80T6
INDYATMN
65T3
Films that r so bad they're good constantly tiptoe on the edge of a very ambiguous line between hysterical & tiresome. The line's blurry enough that it varies depending on who's doing the watching & this 1 repeatedly fell on the wrong side 4 me. Still, the script might b the most complex (Shakespearean undertones throughout: seriously) & plot-driven I've ever seen in an exploitation film; & even if u don't laugh: if u can manage 2 get through the 1st 80 minutes, the last 20 will have u hooked
porzano porzano
64T7
donquixotic
30T2
I knew I'd hate this but I gave it a shot, wasn't worth it
Budhisattva Budhisattva
72T4
Zipster
55T1
The movie has some of the worst acting ever and is unskillfully written and directed on a level that can't even be terribly easy to achieve. Even most lesser filmmakers know where to put a camera, how to write a script, how to cast and how to move things along. Switchblade Sisters is a languid succession of scenes in which hollow, hammy actors are arranged in clumsily contrived shots to oversell laughably lame lines. The only real reason for seeing this would be to play peanut gallery.
FancyClown FancyClown
76T7
willow
70T6
ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
50T3
CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
75T5
winds winds
4T3
roger1
78T1
gwynplaine gwynplaine
0T1
CMQuinn CMQuinn
8T8
Average Tier 5.41 from 83 Rankings rss