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Directed by:  Herb Freed

DVD Information
Back of Box:
The Troma Team is proud to present the suspenseful, heart-stopping shocks and mystery of GRADUATION DAY.  It's just weeks before high school graduation and members of the track team are being mysteriously and gruesomely murdered, one at a time.  When the team's star runner, Laura Ramstead, falls dead at the end of a championship meet, her sister Anne (Patch MacKenzie) comes to town and a series of grisly murders begin.  Is Anne responsible?  Or is it coach Michaels (Christopher George) who has been fired because of Laura's death?  Perhaps it's the campus policeman who is disliked because of his over-zealous drug investigations.  Or is it Laura's boyfriend, Kevin (E. Danny Murphy), who can't reconcile himself to Laura's death?  You won't want to see GRADUATION DAY alone!
Special Features:
  • Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma and creator of the Toxic Avenger
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with Scream Queen Linnea Quigley
  • Learn how to dis-arm your friend in the Tromatic Classroom
  • Plus Trailers and other Tromatic Goodies!
Easter Egg(s)
(Hidden Video)
Enter Detention and highlight, press down and you will highlight the knife at the bottom of the screen.  Enter to watch the music video for "Cannibal Lesbian Hoedown."
Rated:  R
Run Time:  90 Minutes
Cast List
Christopher George...Coach George Michaels
Patch MacKenzie...Anne Ramstead
E. Danny Murphy...Kevin Badger
E.J. Peaker...Blondie
Michael Pataki...Principle Guglione
Richard Balin...Mr. Roberts
Carmen Argenziano...Insp. Halliday
Beverly Dixon...Elaine Ramstead
Virgil Frye...Officer MacGregor
Hal Bokar...Ronald Corliss
Denise Cheshire...Sally
Billy Hufsey...Tony Fisk
Linnea Quigley...Dolores
Karen Abbott...Joanne
Vanna White...Doris
Ruth Ann Llorens...Laura Ramstead
Tom Hintnaus...Pete
Carl Rey...Ralph Johnson
Patrick White...Truck Driver
Aaron Butler...Photographer
Viloa Kates Stimpson...Mrs. Badger
Erica Hope...Diana
Grant Loud...Singer
Deborah Dutch...Debra Darlin (Uncredited)
Linda Shayne...Paula Brentwood (Uncredited)
  • Filming Location(s):  La Caņada-Flintridge, California and Los Angeles, California.
  • Alternate Tagline(s):  Graduating from highschool has never been so deadly..., There are 200 seniors at Midvile High.  And 7 days till graduation.  The class of '81 is running out of time, Some kids are dying to graduate...This is one school you won't want to graduate from, The Midvile Track Team Will Soon Be Running For Their Lives!
  • The blonde girl in the number 46 track jersey was cut out of the film as much as possible because she was fired due to a refusal to fulfill the nudity requirements.  Linnea Quigley was hired to replace her.
  • Towards the end of the film, when the dead bodies are discovered under the bleachers, Linnea Quigley's decapitated head is never found.  Linnea also wasn't a part of the cast until after they shot that scene.  Due to this fact, the decapitated head of the actress she replaced remains in the scene. 



Personal History

  • Bought my copy offline.
  • The first time I watched it was the day I got it.
  • This film marked the first time I saw Vanna White on something other than Wheel of Fortune.

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