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Scott Parker (written by)
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Release Date:
12 September 1980 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Every girl is frightened the night before her wedding, but this time... there's good reason!
Plot:
A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Don Scardino ... Marvin
Caitlin O'Heaney ... Amy Jensen
Elizabeth Kemp ... Nancy
Tom Rolfing ... Ray Carlton (the killer)
Lewis Arlt ... Det. Len Gamble
Patsy Pease ... Joyce

James Rebhorn ... Prof. Carl Mason

Tom Hanks ... Elliot

Dana Barron ... Diana
Joseph Leon ... Ralph the Tailor

Paul Gleason ... Det. Frank Daley
James Carroll ... Phil
Brian Byers ... Bernie
Curt Hostetter ... Tommy
Robin Lamont ... Ruthie
Robin Tilghman ... Marie
Peter Gumeny ... Det. Thompson
John Bottoms ... Father McKenna
Debbie Novak ... Girl in Car

Russell Todd ... Boy in Car
Dorian Lopinto ... Gamble's Bride
Jamie Haskins ... Ice Cream Vendor
Barbara Quinn ... Dance Teacher
Laurie Faso ... Coroner's Assistant
Anthony Pullen Shaw ... Detective (as Anthony Shaw)
Ron Englehardt ... Detective
Michael Fiorello ... Detective (as Michael Fiorillo)

Steve James ... Young Man (as Steve W. James)
Karen Evans Kandel ... Young Woman
Gordon Keys ... Young Cop
Suzanne Lukather ... Professor's Wife
Michael Eiler ... Sickle Killer
Patricia Benson ... Guest at Party
Vic Di Milia ... Wedding Guest
Joe Di Milia ... Wedding Guest
Rick D'Aversa ... Wedding Guest
Anna Feil ... Flower Girl
Caren Mastroianni ... Flower Girl
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Directed by
Armand Mastroianni 
 
Writing credits
Scott Parker (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Beruh .... executive producer
Robert Di Milia .... co-producer
Edgar Lansbury .... executive producer
George Manasse .... producer
Nan Pearlman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alexander Peskanov 
Mark Peskanov 
 
Cinematography by
Gerald Feil (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George T. Norris 
 
Art Direction by
Susan Kaufman 
 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Verardi .... makeup artist (as Cindie Verardi)
 
Production Management
Robert Di Milia .... unit production manager
Bob Millman .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Costa Mantis .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sandy Hamilton .... property master
Will Scheck .... props
 
Sound Department
David Abramson .... sound effects editor
Stuart Deutsch .... boom operator
Jack Higgins .... re-recording mixer: Magno Sound
Jane McAuley .... sound effects editor
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Stern .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Stern)
Bob Thomas .... sound effects editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Taso N. Stavrakis .... special effects
 
Stunts
Steve James .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dwane Arthur .... key grip (as Duane Arthur)
Stefan Czapsky .... gaffer
Robert Di Milia .... camera operator: second unit
Mike Edwards .... second assistant camera
Robert Elfstrom .... grip (as Bob Elfstrom)
Morris Flam .... electrician (as Morris Flamm)
Ira Holzman .... electrician
Rose Lansbury .... still photographer
Jacki Ochs .... second assistant camera
Robert Paone .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellen Lutter .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Vera Dika .... first assistant editor
Michael Norris .... assistant editor
Mike Norris .... assistant editor
Bill Rosenfield .... post-production assistant
Linda Shamest .... dailies editor
 
Music Department
Joseph Lesko .... music supervisor
Robert Stecko .... music associate
 
Other crew
Tommy Allen .... production assistant (as Tom Allen)
Vera Dika .... script supervisor
Darrell Jonas .... production coordinator
Bill Minet .... production assistant
Roberta Presser .... production office coordinator
Guilherme Rodrigues .... production assistant
Rob Schweber .... production assistant
Lise Seidenberg .... production assistant
 
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94 min
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Trivia:
First movie appearance of Tom Hanks.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Amy and Nancy are sitting on the couch talking and drinking wine, Nancy pours wine into Amy's glass almost filling it. The amount of wine in the glass then varies between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Joyce:[after the professor she is sleeping with pretends to not know her in front of his wife] I'm gonna bust his balls tonight.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in iMadman (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hell Is for ChildrenSee more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Good "Halloween" clone, 19 December 2001
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Amy (Caitlin O'Heaney) is preparing to get married. Unfortunately, her cheating boyfriend is out of town and a psycho (Tom Rolfing) with a thing for killing brides to be is in town. Feeling she's being stalked Amy welcomes the company of her ex-boyfriend Marvin (Don Scardino) and her girlfriends. This doesn't scare away the killer who proceeds to slash his way through her friends to get to her. Meanwhile a detective (Lewis Arlt) is hot on the killers trail. But will he get him in time to save Amy?

This was dismissed in 1980 as just another "Halloween" clone. It is, but it's one of the best. It's well-acted (especially by O'Heaney, Scardino, Rolfing and Arlt), suspenseful direction, quite a few enjoyable jolts and likable, realistic characters. The big surprise is how non-bloody all the murders are. You hear them, but you never see them. My guess is that MGM (who released this) wanted a tame horror film so all the gore was kept out. It's R rated just for language and brief female nudity. Also surprising is that the killer is portrayed by tall, handsome Tom Rolfing--he looks so good I had a hard time believing he was the killer. Also he's very imposing--one of the scariest scenes has him quietly approaching O'Heaney from behind after she finds a dead body. Also the then unknown Tom Hanks (in his film debut) has a small role.

Perfect movie for a Halloween night. Scary and well-done...worth seeing.

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