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Mother's Day (1980)

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When you go into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. When you go into the woods today you're not going to believe your eyes. But it ain't no "teddy bear picnic". Three girls ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Hendrickson ...
Abbey
Deborah Luce ...
Jackie
Tiana Pierce ...
Trina
Frederick Coffin ...
Ike (as Holden McGuire)
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Addley (as Billy Ray McQuade)
Beatrice Pons ...
Mother (as Rose Ross)
Robert Collins ...
Ernie
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The 'Dobber' (as Karl Sandys)
Marsella Davidson ...
Kevin Lowe ...
Ted
Scott Lucas ...
Storekeeper
Ed Battle ...
Doorman
Robert Carnegie ...
Tex
Silas Davis
Stanley Kaufman ...
Older man at Pool Party
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When you go into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. When you go into the woods today you're not going to believe your eyes. But it ain't no "teddy bear picnic". Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her son commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim wits and their Maniac Mommy and the question becomes, can any of them escape, alive? Written by Zedd

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19 September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dia das Mães Macabro  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Was shot for only $115,000. See more »

Goofs

Before returning to the house to take revenge, Abbey puts a striped headband on. In the next scene, however, she is shown packing her backpack without wearing the headband. Even worse, seconds later she suddenly sports a green headband without stripes. See more »

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Senior Citizen at Pool Party: [to a girl] What was it Kubrick said? The manipulation of light and color produces an illusion of profound intensity?
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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I think we're alone now
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One of the classics
3 April 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is slow at parts, but when you hit 'Exercise time boyyyys!' you'll be glad you got it.

This is one of the funniest sequences i've ever seen. It shows the two brothers doing these completely ridiculous training drills, climaxing when Mother says to Ike - 'Get the big one!' and Ike then grabs a huge watermelon, hoists it over his head and in a fit of rage, smashes it. This is all to the tune of a B-movie horror rendition of the Rocky theme song.

I give it a 7 out of 10 A classic for B grade horror lovers


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