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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)

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 (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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"Like one of those robots in Disneyland..." See more (133 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:
Mary Stuart Masterson's film debut, playing the daughter of her real-life father, actor Peter Masterson.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As the Eberharts enter Stepford for the first time riding in their station wagon, Joanna's head scarf disappears and reappears several times as the scenes change.See more »
Quotes:
Dale Coba:It's nothing like you imagine, just a, another stage. Think about it like that, and there's nothing to it.
Joanna Eberhart:Why?
Dale Coba:Why? Because we can.
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41 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
"Like one of those robots in Disneyland...", 30 June 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

"The Stepford Wives" certainly isn't the greatest thriller ever made, it isn't one of my all-time favorite movies, yet I've probably seen it 25 times and I'm always willing to return for more of its creepy, seductive ambiance. Director Bryan Forbes has created a funny/sinister atmosphere surrounding a secretive society of men in suburbia who exchange chilling glances and lines when they are alone ("She cooks as good as she looks, Ted."). It does however feature a very moody and unhappy Katharine Ross at the center, and it's easy to see why somebody might want to bump her off: she gripes, she complains, she stalks out of rooms flicking her long, thick hair out of her face. When Patrick O'Neal tells Ross at a social gathering that he used to work at Disneyland, she balks, "You don't look like someone who enjoys making other people happy." This just after meeting the man! Thank goodness then for happily crass and vulgar Paula Prentiss as Katharine's gal-pal Bobbie. Prentiss overdoes it a bit, but she comes into the picture at the right time and gives it an extra lift. The scenario (a squeaky clean Connecticut community) is gleefully turned inside out to reveal sinister underpinnings, and I loved Ross' sequence with the psychiatrist (who seems convinced by Katharine's outlandish story, which is a nice change of pace). No, it isn't art (or even the black comedy screenwriter William Goldman says he intended it to be), but "The Stepford Wives" is smooth, absorbing, and enjoyable. It cooks as good as it looks. ***1/2 from ****

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