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Writers:
Ira Levin (novel)
William Goldman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 February 1975 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Something strange is happening in the town of Stepford. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(23 articles)
Paranoid celluloid: conspiracy on film
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 7 February 2014, 4:06 PM, PST)

10 remarkable things about The Swarm
 (From Den of Geek. 30 September 2013, 10:17 AM, PDT)

'The World's End' ... Stepford Men ... Ekk!
 (From The Wrap. 26 August 2013, 1:40 PM, PDT)

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Directed by
Bryan Forbes 
 
Writing credits
Ira Levin (novel)

William Goldman (screenplay)

Produced by
Gustave M. Berne .... executive producer
Roger M. Rothstein .... associate producer
Edgar J. Scherick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Small 
 
Cinematography by
Owen Roizman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Timothy Gee 
 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
Makeup Department
Andy Ciannella .... makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hairdresser
Dick Smith .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Neil A. Machlis .... unit manager (as Neil Machlis)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... second assistant director (as Mike Haley)
Peter R. Scoppa .... first assistant director (as Peter Scoppa)
 
Art Department
Don Bachardy .... drawings
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... property master
 
Sound Department
Janet Davidson .... sound editor
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
James Sabat .... sound mixer
Dick Vorisek .... re-recording mixer: Trans Audio Inc.
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrique Bravo .... camera operator
Muky .... still photographer
Gary Muller .... second assistant camera
Tom Priestley Jr. .... first assistant camera (as Tom Priestly Jr.)
Dusty Wallace .... gaffer
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peggy Farrell .... wardrobe
George Newman .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Patrick McMahon .... assistant editor
Irving Rathner .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Suzanne Ciani .... musician: electronic music
Michael Small .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Raymond Hartwick .... transportation
 
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Robert Ellis .... titles
Martin Fribush .... executive: Fadsin Cinema Associates
Shari Leibowitz .... production secretary
Gaetano Lisi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kay Summersby .... fashion consultant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
115 min | UK:100 min (2004 DVD release) | UK:110 min (2001 DVD release)
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Trivia:
When Joanna goes to the city to show her photos at a gallery, the large black and white photo in the gallery window is of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland. Under his real name (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), he was a well-known Victorian photographer, especially of children.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Charmaine Wimperis:[referring to the Men's Association] Believe me, I know that it's unfair and sexist, but frankly, anything that gets him out of the house nights is fine with me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "True Blood: Frenzy (#2.11)" (2009)See more »

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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good, 3 September 2005
Author: Reverend_Summerisle from Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

I'll admit I saw the 2004 remake which starred Nicole Kidman and Bette Midler, when it was first released in cinemas simply because I was intrigued by the good cast. I'd never been that keen on comedy thriller but fell in love with and bought it when it came out in December.

Having heard it was a remake from a 1975 sinister thriller; which starred Katherine Ross and Paula Prentiss, and from a novel by Ira Levin – the same man who wrote the menacing Rosemary's Baby, I decided to give it a chance and rent in May this year.

The plot synopsis is pretty simple about a couple (Ross and Masterson) who move to the town of Stepford where a dangerous secret lies, revolving around why all the wives seem to be devoted to their husbands and are un-human-like.

From the minute we begin watching this film,. We instantly know it is a dark and sinister thriller which will haunt you throughout the movie, but is carefully hidden in the beautiful countryside of Stepford. The silent opening credits is also rather eerie.

Katherine Ross and Paula Prentiss are both excellent in their roles not to mention beautiful! Both were prefect choices for their roles, although It'd be interesting to see Susan Sarandon playing the role of Joanna, as she was originally scheduled to play the role. The supporting cast are equally excellent, particularly from Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman, Patrick O'Neal and Tina Louise.

The only key problem with this movie would be, from my memory, we don't actually learn much about how the robots work and how they're programmed – trivial but disappointing.

My own personal displeasure would be the ending. I won't spoil it but it isn't as satisfying as the remake, which I still like immensely, but I suppose that's my fault for seeing it before the original. Ira Levin is defiantly one of the best authors who can leave us with a chilling feeling that lurks for sometime after the credits have finished. Bryan Forbes was also an excellent choice to direct.

None the less it was a creepy but fun way to spend a Saturday night and I strongly recommend this as a pure date-flick or a sleepover film. Extremely underrated and I strongly suggest you watch this!!

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