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Director:
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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Deliberate and chilling thriller that's dated, but not totally irrelevant See more (132 total) »

Cast

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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
Enrico Cortese .... 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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Color (TVC)
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Trivia:
When Bobbie Markowe says "... I don't WANT to squeeze the goddamn Charmin!", this is a reference to a television advertisement for Charmin, a brand of toilet paper, which was heavily promoted in the US in the 1970s.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:
Bobbie Markowe:Dave turned me loose at Bergdorf's and I went mad!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Airborne (2012)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Deliberate and chilling thriller that's dated, but not totally irrelevant, 24 June 2011
Author: sgtking from United States

So many films involving social commentary are still quite relevant many years after their release. This can be a really frightening thing and you wonder why things haven't changed too much. For instance, John Carpenter's 'They Live' is more than twenty years old now, but it was a comment on things going on at the time that are eerily similar to today. In some ways of course these films are dated, which sometimes can make them seem more like camp. Coming after the start of the Second Wave of the Feminist movement, 'The Stepford Wives' is a story of men who can't accept that their wives want to be successful outside the home. All these years later it can still send shivers up the spine.

Pros: Solid performances from a great ensemble cast. Intelligently written. Suspenseful direction. Good and often chilling score. Dark sense of humor. Perfectly paced. Beautiful cinematography and scenery. A few really eerie scenes and images.

Cons: In some ways quite dated. At least a couple major plot holes.

Final thoughts: Great progress has been made since the time of this film and Ira Levin's novel, that's for sure. The bad news is that there are still men with the mindset of the one's in the movie. Of course when you think about it the concept of turning anyone into a robot so they can cater to your every whim is absurd, but that doesn't mean there aren't people who wish it. A really good old fashioned thriller like they used to make them.

My rating: 4.5/5

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