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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

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

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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The shooting of the film was done in a mere 15 days, and the entire production process from writing to final cut of the film was done in four months.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the scene where Nancy plays the record album, there are two close-ups of the album on the turntable. From the first close-up to the second close-up, the speed of the spinning record has increased, although the speed/pitch of the music remains constant.See more »
Quotes:
[Wanting to have sex with Joyce]
Professor Carl Mason:Come on lets do it on the table.
Joyce:I told you, the table's too hard!
Professor Carl Mason:No it's not!
Joyce:Oh that's easy for you to say, I'm the one on the bottom!
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Wedding Slasher, 24 July 2007
Author: acidburn-10 from United Kingdom

Yet another enjoyable 80's slasher but added with a little something different. The characters are not stupid teens, the killer doesn't wear a mask and there is not gratuitous gore and nudity prioritized for plot and story. This is actually a really neat and slick slasher film, and not as sleazy as many other movies of the same type.

The acting is above average. Caitlin O'Heaney is a really sincere and likable heroine, who - like her on screen friends - is so sympathetic that you really care for her. Don Scardino is also very likable, and fun, as O'Heaney's ex-boyfriend. Also, for curiosity seekers, a pre-fame Tom Hanks (in his debut) pops up in an early role and fits in rather well. Too bad his on screen time is limited to two scenes where he explains the psychology of fear.

This film has quite a bit of suspense and thrilling horror and adding to the suspense and thrills. Only O'Heaney's character is aware that something's wrong and it's her fear that we can sympathize with. Also there are effective locations like amusement parks, movie theatres (in a good opening scene that obviously inspired "Scream 2") and a big house.

Unfortunately the film has some serious flaws. It would work really well as a thriller but is obviously built up like a slasher film. Still it lacks gore and the murders are very unoriginal and often off-screen. Also, like many horror films this starts out great but falls back on a disappointing climax. After behaving pretty rationally throughout the movie our heroine makes several stupid mistakes before turning into a wimp who doesn't seem to be able to defend herself.

All in all a slick slasher film with a good and likable cast sympathetic characters and suspenseful situations.

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