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Mother's Day (1980)

Two brothers kidnap and brutalize three women for the pleasure of their demented mother.

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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)
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Mother (as Rose Ross)
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Ernie
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The 'Dobber' (as Karl Sandys)
Luisa Marsella ...
Terry (as 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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"I'm so proud of my boys -- they never forget their mama." See more »


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19 September 1980 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

Jackie: If you're free for the weekend, there's a lot going on. This is New York!
Doorman: Free for the weekend? I'll never be free as long as I'm a black man in America!
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Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: Mother's Day (2008) See more »

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I Think We're Alone Now
Sung by Tommy James & The Shondells
Written by Bo Gentry (uncredited) and Ritchie Cordell (uncredited)
Arranged by Jimmy Wisner (uncredited)
courtesy of Roulette Records
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Trashy fun
19 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes this was a trashy, sadistic, brainless, backwoods/horror flick but one of the good ones. This was such a wacky flick that it will make you laugh at one point of the nonsense going on and on the edge of your seat with fear the next and it was like an odd cross between The Last House On The Left, American Gothic, Psycho, Just Before Dawn and Deliverance with a little of The Final Terror. The Acting wasn't the best at all but at the same time decent for a trashy b-movie and I was definitely rooting for the three leading ladies which I didn't expect any characters to be likable and worth rooting for. This was a wild, weird and crazy ride from start to finish and it just had me glue to the chaos that was going on and to me this was a pretty memorable horror movie especially one that had no class. It's going to be very interesting what the remake has instore for us and what Rebecca De Mornay will do with the mother role, hopefully it will be way better than this but just as crazy. This was bloody a brutal at times but you could tell from frame one that it had a very limited budget which made most of the kills not that effective and loses some of its shock value but they sure did try and make it inventive. Overall this was mostly entertaining, not that scary or suspenseful but there were some moments here and there but it didn't have a good backstory to it all and that made most of it senseless but it was rewarding in the end but man this was one strange, fuc!ked up movie and I liked it, an undiscovered horror gem in a way. Can't wait for the remake! See it if you are fans of backwoods/horror!


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