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High School Confidential


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This film is great fun for finned Imperial fans, and includes an extensive drag race scene and title track performance by Jerry Lee Lewis.

Below are links to 3 DIFFERENT CLIPS, containing several still pictures from the movie.  In order to play, just click any of the pictures below--click on a small picture for a small movie, or a large picture to view a larger, high quality clip suitable for viewing in "full-screen" mode; file sizes are listed below each screen shot. Left click to view the movie directly, or save to your hard drive by right-clicking and selecting "Save Target As".  If you need help viewing, go to our "How To Play Imperial Movies" page.  Enjoy!

 


MOVIE CLIP #1: The '58 Imperial

"The Killer', Jerry Lee Lewis, opens the film with his title song...
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...closely followed by the appearance of the new kid in school, with his 1958 Imperial convertible.  The "new kid", Tony Baker, eventually proves to be an undercover narcotics agent.
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After quickly proving himself a tough guy and a wise guy at school, Tony disables the "teach's" car and offers to give her a lift:  "Leave it there.  I'll give ya a ride home in a real cab."  Note: what's happened to this car's grille, down near the bumper?
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A nice nighttime shot of the '58 Imperial Crown convertible.
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After successfully stopping some drug dealers with the help of a young Michael Landon....
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...Tony and the rest of the movie's cast drive off into the sunset.  How's this for an Imperial close-up?
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MOVIE CLIP #2: The Drag Race

"You sure you don't wanna turn on?"  "No, with me it's strictly business," Tony responds to the girl.  "You know, I knew a boy once, who gave himself a little fix, and he dropped dead...just like that."
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"It's about time you got here.  We have a jet change in the jugs," says friend Pete to Tony Baker.  Pictured below is one of the 4 cars set to race.
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"Hey Tony, are you gonna drag with this hearse?"  "Put your money where your mouth is," quips the girl.

"Oh, are you gonna race Daddy's car?" teases Flat Top.  "Why don't you make like bubble gum and blow?" is her retort.  "Oh, woww.  Hey, whatta ya got here...a real live motor?"

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Before the race, Tony has hidden drugs inside the hubcap, which is shown throughout the race coming perilously close to falling off (in cheesy fake close-ups).  Look at that Imperial script, though!
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Tony had been hanging back through most of the race, but at this point his girl yells "Let's make it exciting, honey.  C'mon, we'll show 'em!" while pushing the accelerator to the floor.  As the Imperial splits through the two remaining cars in the race, she yells back, "Who's driving a hearse now?"
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Though Tony wins the race, he can't outrun the cops.  His hubcap happens to fall off just in time to reveal the drugs to the police.
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MOVIE CLIP #3: The Trailer

For those of you who just can't get enough, check out the humorously melodramatic movie trailer for 1958's High School Confidential.
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And finally, here's an mp3 audio file of the movie's title track:

  High School Confidential, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1958

 


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