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I Spit on Your Grave -- An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

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Director:
Writer:
Meir Zarchi (written by)
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Release Date:
22 November 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
After it was all over... she waited... then she struck back in a way only a woman can! See more »
Plot:
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
A pearl in this maligned genre See more (322 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Camille Keaton ... Jennifer
Eron Tabor ... Johnny
Richard Pace ... Matthew
Anthony Nichols ... Stanley
Gunter Kleemann ... Andy
Alexis Magnotti ... Attendant's Wife
Tammy Zarchi ... Child

Terry Zarchi ... Child
Traci Ferrante ... Waitress
William Tasgal ... Porter (as Bill Tasgal)
Isaac Agami ... Butcher (as Isac Agami)
Ronit Haviv ... Supermarket Girl

Directed by
Meir Zarchi 
 
Writing credits
Meir Zarchi (written by)

Produced by
Meir Zarchi .... producer
Joseph Zbeda .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Nouri Haviv (director of photography) (as Yuri Haviv)
 
Film Editing by
Meir Zarchi 
 
Makeup Department
Armine Minassian .... makeup artist
Joan Puma .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Penland .... post-production supervisor
David Schanker .... post-production supervisor
William Tasgal .... production manager (as Bill Tasgal)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Penland .... first assistant director
Beriau Picard .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Michel Carton .... sound mixer
Alex Pfau .... sound effects editor
Steven Sklar .... location sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Beriau Picard .... special effects
William Tasgal .... special effects (as Bill Tasgal)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John De Ruyter .... grip
Andre Givolinsky .... grip
Josh Karan .... gaffer
George Liebert .... grip
Louis McMahon .... camera operator
Steve Miller .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Jim Ettorre .... assistant editor
Sol Fischler .... assistant editor
Ray Karticki .... assistant editor
Pamela Yates .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd & bluray producer [gb]
Lou Kleinman .... production coordinator
William Kruzykowski .... production coordinator
Alexis Magnotti .... continuity
Alex Pfau .... creative consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Day of the Woman" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
101 min | Argentina:95 min | UK:93 min (DVD version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ (re-rating) (2004) | Australia:RC (re-rating) (1997-2004) | Australia:R18+ (original rating) (1982-1997) | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:(Banned) (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (video rating) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1998) | China:(Banned) | Finland:K-18 (2006) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1980) | France:16 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | Iceland:(Banned) | Ireland:(Banned) (2002) | Italy:VM18 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) | New Zealand:R18 (re-rating) (2004) | Norway:15 (uncut) (2006) | Norway:(Banned) (video version) (1982) | Peru:18 | Philippines:(Banned) | Singapore:(Banned) | South Korea:18 (DVD rating: 2002) (uncut) | South Korea:18 (heavily cut) | Sweden:15 (uncut) (2006) | Thailand:(Banned) | UK:18 (heavily cut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-2001) | USA:R (edited for re-rating) | USA:X (original rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut video version) | West Germany:(Banned)
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Trivia:
The film has no soundtrack. Meir Zarchi intended to add some music, but couldn't find anything suitable. The only music in the film is the church organ, a snatch of a Giacomo Puccini record, background music in the store, and a few stray riffs from Johnny's harmonica.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Matthew is backing up to the house to kill Jennifer, the way he holds the knife changes during one shot.See more »
Quotes:
Jennifer Hills:[about to kill Stanley] Suck it, bitch!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Psycho (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sola Perduta AbandonnatoSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 Version and the Uncut Version? Is the Re-Release Version uncensored?
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73 out of 111 people found the following review useful.
A pearl in this maligned genre, 31 December 2003
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is a straightforward rape/revenge drama with the tone of a documentary.

The coverage is plain, there is no music, there are no "stars", there are no concessions to a mainstream audience.

The exploitation film audience may be served, although the rape sequences are neither dynamic nor stylish.

Camille Keaton (Buster's granddaughter), a writer, drives to the country to stay at her house on the river. Local losers stalk her and rape her and rape her again.

The rest of the film details the victim's bloody revenge.

Labeled rubbish by the ignorant, this is very restrained exploitation that is often perversely effective and confronting.

The rape sequences are nasty and ugly, not enhanced by camera moves, rich sound effects or lurid angles.

On the other hand, the revenge sequences are more cinematically manipulative and poorly executed.

An intriguing document of merit.

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