Trip With the Teacher


by Tuna

A group of four High School girls and their favorite teacher are on an extracurricular summer trip to the desert by bus. Meanwhile, two bikers have a flat tire, and a third stops to help. Of course, all of these characters must meet, and do so at a filling station. First the bus leaves, then one of the bikers takes a dislike to the gas station owner, and kills him before leaving. The bus dies on a back road, and our bikers arrive to help. They can't repair it, but decide to tow it behind their bikes. They tow it further into the desert, kill the bus driver, then the nastiest of the bikers decides to rape the teacher. The good Samaritan biker uses this opportunity to try and escape and get help, but the third biker chases him over a cliff. The virgin amongst the girls then tries to escape, and is caught by the nastiest biker and suffocated by pressing her face into the dirt. Nasty biker returns and decides it is time to rape one of the school girls. While he is thus occupied, another girl goes out to use the outhouse. The other biker is told to follow her. Remember the good Samaritan biker that went over the cliff? Well guess who is standing on the roof with a hanging rope.

Trip with the Teacher has a familiar grade-B plot, and its only real attraction is the lead playing the evil biker. It is none other than Zalman King, before he started writing and/or directing such films as 9 1/2 Weeks, Two Moon Junction, Red Shoe Diaries, Wild Orchid, Delta of Venus, etc. Apart from offering the opportunity to watch Zalman in front of the camera chewing the scenery, the film has little else going for it.

  • We never learn anything about the backgrounds of any of the characters, and so it is hard to care what happens to them.
  • For a film with 5 young actresses, the nudity is skimpy.
  • Finally, I felt cheated by the ending. I wanted Zalman to pay much more for what he had done.

The transfer, obviously from a work print, is not that great, with some scratches and lots of grain, making this disc a perfect offering: a bad transfer of a bad film. It may end up in your collection anyway because it is part of a double feature with Malibu High, which is also bad, but in the good, hilariously inept way that we love. Of course, that's the way it always worked in the days of double features and drive-ins.

Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is an:



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  No major reviews.




Unknown. It was a drive-in film.





1.4 IMDB summary (of 10)

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* Both this film and Malibu High are on this double feature DVD.