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The Stepmother
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Writer:
Howard Avedis (written by)
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Tagline:
She forced her husband's son to commit the ultimate sin! See more »
Plot:
Returning home late one night from a business trip to Mexico, architect Frank Delgado finds the car of wealthy client Alan Richmond in his driveway... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Pretty Awful See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Alejandro Rey ... Frank Delgado

John Anderson ... Inspector Darnezi
Katherine Justice ... Margo Delgado (as Catherine Justice)

Larry Linville ... Dick Hill
Marlene Schmidt ... Sonya Hill
Duncan McLeod ... Chief Inspector
David Renard ... Pedro Lopez
Claudia Jennings ... Rita
Rudy Herrera Jr. ... Steve Delgado
Mike Kulcsar ... Alan Richmond
Priscilla Garcia ... Maria
Margaret Garcia ... Lupé (as Margarite Garcia)
Gil Barreto ... José (as Gilberto Berreto)
Bert Madrid ... Mexican Businessman (as Burt Madrid)
Joe Snyder ... Rookie Cop
David Garfield ... Goof (as John D. Garfield)

Directed by
Howard Avedis  (as Hikmet L. Avedis)
 
Writing credits
Howard Avedis (written by) (as Hikmet L. Avedis)

Produced by
Howard Avedis .... producer (as Hikmet L. Avedis)
Lenke Romanszky .... executive producer
Marlene Schmidt .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Jack Beckett (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tony de Zarraga 
Ralph James Hall  (as Ralph J. Hall)
 
Set Decoration by
Roger Franks 
 
Makeup Department
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Leonard A. Mazzola .... production manager (as Leonard Mazola)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Snyder .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dale Skillcorn .... assistant set decorator
Dale Skillcorn .... propman
 
Sound Department
Don Cahn .... mixer (as Donald Cahn)
Don Cahn .... sound mixer (as Donald Cahn)
Jim Cook .... mixer
Buzz Cooper .... sound effects editor
Dick Damon .... sound recorder
Dick Maier .... sound effects editor
William Montague .... mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brink Brydon .... gaffer
Scott Fieldsteel .... best boy
Barry Ingold .... grip
Phil Kaufman .... camera assistant
Ed Lipnick .... grip
Bill McInnes .... assistant gaffer
Ed Steinbach .... grip
Robert Voss .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marilene Harris .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Dennis Dolan .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Audrey Granville .... music editor (as Audray Granville)
 
Other crew
Maria Paris .... script supervisor
Louise Rinder .... production assistant
Norman B. Schwartz .... assistant to the producer (as Norman Schwartz)
 
Thanks
Roland Coate .... special thanks to: architect of construction site
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Impulsion" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
USA:94 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Canada:R (Ontario) | USA:R

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Trivia:
After Frank leaves for Mexico, Margo flips through an issue of Playboy magazine. The issue was from August of 1968 and the cover featured Danish beauty Aino Korwa.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Alan Richmond:Hey, Margo.
Margo Delgado:Alan, no. Please.
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Soundtrack:
Strange Are The Ways Of LoveSee more »

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0 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Awful, 23 October 2011
Author: Philip Cowan from London

This is not a professionally made film. The acting, the direction, the story, the script, the lighting — everything is just a mess.

There is an underlying condemnation of the use of drugs (which seem to initiate much of the trouble in this odd story) but I suspect you would need to be on something to get much out of this incoherent jumble of sound and images.

It is hard to think that The Stepmother was ever released and shown in mainstream cinemas and quite astounding that it got an Oscar nomination; it seems little more than random that the theme song is quite sweet.

At least aspiring film-makers can watch it and feel they could do a much better job.

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