Switchblade Sisters


1h 30m 1975

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Jezebelles, The, Playgirl Gang
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1975
Production Company
Medusa Film
Distribution Company
Rolling Thunder Pictures; Miramax Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Synopsis

An adventure-packed action film about the sexiest street gang ever to brandish switchblades. The Dagger Debs and the Silver Blades (their gang brothers) run the local high school like a junior Mafia... complete with prostitution in the bathroom, a protection racket and drug sales. The action heats up when a rival gang leader and his boys are transferred to their school. After an attack on one of the Silver Blades by the rival gang, the Blades declare war. What ensues is the wildest, girl gang gun fight on roller skates to ever hit the big screen.

Film Details

Also Known As
Jezebelles, The, Playgirl Gang
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1975
Production Company
Medusa Film
Distribution Company
Rolling Thunder Pictures; Miramax Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Quotes

If you go, it's gonna turn out *baaaaad*!
- Lace
You know, sooner or later every woman's bound to find out - the only thing a man's got below his belt is clay feet.
- Muff
Let me give you some advice.
- Cop
No, let me give you some advice, cop. You can beat us, chain us, lock us up. But we're gonna be back, understand? And when we do, cop, you better keep your ass off our turf, or we'll BLOW IT OFF! Ya dig? We're Jezebels, cop - remember that name. We'll be back!
- Maggie

Trivia

Director Jack Hill (I), when interviewed at the 1996 re-release of the film, pointed out that it did have some authenticity - he interviewed girl gang members and rewrote the script. "But the idea of doing a realistic movie about street gangs with beautiful blondes in hot pants was preposterous, so we tried to make it a wacky fantasy."

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 1975

Released in United States Spring May 17, 1975

Limited re-release in United States June 14, 1996

Expanded re-release in United States June 21, 1996

Released in United States on Video February 18, 1997

Released in United States July 1996

Formerly distributed by Centaur Releasing Corporation.

The re-release of "Switchblade Sisters" marks the second film released by Miramax, through Quentin Tarantino's production company label/banner, Rolling Thunder; this followed its premiere release piece, "Chungking Express" (Hong Kong/1994).

Released in United States May 1975

Released in United States Spring May 17, 1975

Limited re-release in United States June 14, 1996

Expanded re-release in United States June 21, 1996

Released in United States on Video February 18, 1997

Released in United States July 1996 (Shown in New York City (American Museum of the Moving Image) as part of program "Thrills and Chills with Jack Hill" July 13-14, 1996.)