SWITCHBLADE SISTERS

Jack Hill, USA, 1975, Arrow Films, Cult

“BLACKBOARD JUNGLE meets FOXY BROWN on the streets of a graffiti-spattered Anycity, U.S.A.” — Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES

The iconic girl gang hit from Jack Hill, legendary director of SPIDER BABY, COFFY, and FOXY BROWN! Lace (Robbie Lee), the leader of girl gang The Dagger Debs, meets her match when new girl Maggie (Joanne Nail) moves into the neighborhood. Conflict turns to friendship as the girls end up in juvie together. Meanwhile, The Silver Daggers, the ladies’s male counterparts, have to contend with the arrival of a new gang, led by the villainous Crabs (Chase Newhart). But when the girls get back on the streets, a planned retaliation strike in tandem with The Silver Daggers backfires and puts Lace in hospital. Maggie assumes control, teaming up with Muff (Marlene Clark) and her gang of Black militants to declare all out war. Filled with sharp, clever dialogue and tongue in cheek humor, this Shakespeare-influenced girl gang mash-up is a stone cold 1970s classic.

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Details

  • 91 mins.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP

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