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Lipstick (1976)

A top fashion model seeks justice after she is brutally raped by her teenaged sister's music teacher.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Steve Edison
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Martin McCormick
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Francesco Scavullo ...
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Sister Margaret
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Sister Monica
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Harry King ...
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Photographers Helper
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Vogue Lady
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Storyline

Composer Gordon Stuart brutally rapes a fashion model, goes to trial, gets freed, comes back and rapes her little sister. She takes revenge. Written by Humberto Amador

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She believed she was the weaker sex until the day she was violated. The story of a woman's outrage and a woman's revenge. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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2 April 1976 (USA)  »

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Violación  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dino De Laurentiis got the idea of turning Margaux Hemingway into a star after seeing her face on the cover of Time magazine. At the time, Hemingway was one of the most in-demand models in the world, and the first to command a US $1 million fee. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene with the shotgun, the edge of a green stuntman's mat (or airbag) is visible at the lower right side of the car. See more »

Quotes

Chris McCormick: Stop! You're killing me!
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: I Spit on Your Grave: Part 2 (2013) See more »

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Lipstick Montage
Written and Performed by Michel Polnareff, Arranged by Jimmie Haskell
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Excellent Exploitation Flick, good acting by all!
10 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie did get a bad rap. Chris Sarandon is excellent as a school teacher who rapes fashion model Margeaux Hemingway. There is lots of tension before the rape and we really see Chris as a big time weirdo who plays really bad music while poor Margeaux tries to make an excuse to leave the room. When he sees this as a way of her dismissing him as a person he goes berserk. The rape scene is actually not as graphic as some of the crap that passes todays censors. For a first time actress I think Margeaux was quite good. Her little sister proves natural acting talent does run in the Hemingway family. She does excel in this role an gives an understated perforamce especially after she herself is raped by the same teacher. The building used in the fashion sequences is not the Beverly Center as mentioned by another IMDb user but actually the Pacific Design Center a few blocks away. The ending is quite good as it shows the hypocrisy of our legal system. Anne Bancroft adds a bit of class to this production and the disco music is dated but it gives this movie a cool 70's feel. The ending is sensational but still believable.


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