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Marvin Grant is a loner who desperately wants to be a high school big shot, but it will take a desperate plan to make that happen. Marvin falls hard for Betty, a manipulative brunette with a greedy streak, but quickly realizes he has nothing to offer her. Living in near poverty, Marvin has only a deadbeat, alcoholic father and little else to call his own. After Betty attempts to use Marvin to help her sagging grades, she dumps him for the class hotshot Vince. Heartsick Marvin concocts a dangerous scheme to win her back, utilizing what Betty loves most - money. The deranged teen decides to steal a million bucks from the local mob, a plan that has explosive consequences! Filled with characters that would drive anyone to be a high school drop-out, High School Big Shot is a fast-moving crime drama of tough teens in trouble. Writer/Director Joel Rapp started his career writing episodes of the 1955 television series "Science Fiction Theater" and later went on to pen episodes of "Gilligan's Island," "Green Acres" and directed Filmgroup's Battle of Blood Island. Co-star Malcolm Atterbury was featured in another teen cult classic, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, and actress Virginia Aldridge raised hell in Riot In Juvenile Prison.

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