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Cast

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Louise Elmore
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Wendell
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Emily Perkins
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Mrs. Perkins
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Librarian
Fern Barry ...
Mrs. Mooney
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Mrs. Fowler
Dick Welsbacher ...
Mr. Farley - the Missing Persons Agent
Joyce Cavarozzi ...
Secretary
Michael LeRoy Rhodes ...
Sailor (as Michael Rhodes)
Ron Luce ...
Robert Orin Farnsworth
Phil Speary ...
Mr. Lester - the Travel Agent
Patrick Brennan ...
David Perkins
Mark Andrews ...
Marty - the Gardener
Terry Troutt ...
Donald
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A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at the altar. She fantasizes about causing deaths of the men who most wronged her and finds joy only with her pet monkey. Her monkey disappears and a shocking past is revealed. Written by Bill Smith <bsmith30@ix.netcom.com>

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The original Key Home Video release features a cover photo of Louise on the floor burning books. She was alone in the library in the film, but in the cover-photo, a male crew member in a white wife-beater tank-top is clearly visible on the other side of the bookshelf. See more »

Goofs

When Louise is hitting her father in the face with the chocolate cake, there is a mirror behind them. In the mirror you can clearly see the cameraman's legs - he's wearing white tube socks and dark shorts. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Love Me Again
Music by Hod David Schudson
Lyrics by Ayn Robbins
Performed by Christopher Callen (as Ms. Christopher Callan)
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It was like a character study and engaging one too
14 July 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It was not a horror movie, this movie was more of a case study. Snodgress's acting is brilliant and she definitely deserved an Oscar for it. The movie is definitely creepy and depressing, probably the most depressing movie i've seen. the best part about the movie is that it stays in your head for a long long time. Makes you think about the other side of parenting and how cruel humans can be. It does get boring in between, i wont lie about that. But that can be completely ignored when you look at the movie as a whole. It is not a Horror movie but if you watch it with concentration, you will get scared. After the movie has ended too, just thinking about it.


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