The Stepford Wives (1975)

PG  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  12 February 1975 (USA)
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Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.



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The Stepford Wives is about a small suburb where the women happily go about their housework - cleaning, doing laundry, and cooking gourmet meals - to please their husbands. Unfortunately, Bobbie and Joanna discover that the village's wives have been replaced with robots, and Joanna's husband wants in on the action. Written by Kevin <>

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Something strange is happening in the town of Stepford. See more »


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12 February 1975 (USA)  »

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Director Bryan Forbes claims Diane Keaton turned the role of Joanna down the night before signing her contract, because her analyst got "bad vibes" from the script. See more »


In the end, when Joanna returns to her home to get the children to escape Stepford, it is dark out. When confronted by her husband, she runs upstairs to her room, the hall is lit by daylight. See more »


Patricia Cornell: Oh, Frank you're the best, you're the champ, you're the master...!
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Referenced in Mumford (1999) See more »

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Good, methodically paced thriller.
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I watched this film without knowing too much about it beforehand, which is the best way to get hit by its surprise revelations - so, as another reviewer suggested, don't read any reviews before seeing it, they'll probably spoil it one way or the other. It is fueled by the same fear that pervaded the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" films - the loss of one's individuality. The director's careful, methodical pacing and his attention to detail may make the film seem slow to impatient viewers, but they pay off in some really chilling moments. Katharine Ross is extremely engaging in the lead....and (not to give anything away but) I'll never forget the image of the woman with no eyes. (***)

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