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Mother's Day -- Loving sons always do what their mothers tell them to... even if it's to kill!  A mad matriarch and her two maniac sons kidnap and torture three women in their backwoods cabin!


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Release Date:
19 September 1980 (USA) See more »
If you go down to the woods today. See more »
Three female friends on a camping trip are kidnapped by a pair of brothers, who take the women back to their home and brutalize them, all for the pleasure of their demented mother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jaime King To Star In Mother's Day
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  (in credits order)
Nancy Hendrickson ... Abbey
Deborah Luce ... Jackie
Tiana Pierce ... Trina
Frederick Coffin ... Ike (as Holden McGuire)

Michael McCleery ... Addley (as Billy Ray McQuade)
Beatrice Pons ... Mother (as Rose Ross)

Robert Collins ... Ernie

Peter Fox ... The 'Dobber' (as Karl Sandys)
Marsella Davidson ... Terry
Kevin Lowe ... Ted
Scott Lucas ... Storekeeper
Ed Battle ... Doorman
Robert Carnegie ... Tex
Silas Davis
Stanley Kaufman ... Older man at Pool Party
John Radom
Louie Cogie
Sondra Fortunato
Sheldon Relde
Marshall Auerbach
Timmy Leight
John Castellano
Suzy Fried
Steve Sturm
Leilani Gorre
Joe Stanton
John Fanelli
Josh Smilowitz
Vince Piccalo
Doreen Richardson
Bill Smith
Gwen Van Highland
Lawrence Mayer
Joel Greenberg
Sture Sjöstedt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Knapp ... Charlie
Bob Fassbender ... (voice) (uncredited)
Scott Gordon ... (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Kaufman ... Cocaine addict (uncredited)
Floyd Vivino ... (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Kaufman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Kaufman 
Warren Leight 

Produced by
Alexander Beck .... executive producer
Michael Herz .... associate producer
Charles Kaufman .... producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... associate producer
Michael Kravitz .... producer
Original Music by
Phil Gallo 
Clem Vicari Jr. 
Cinematography by
Joseph Mangine 
Film Editing by
Daniel Loewenthal 
Production Design by
Susan Kaufman 
Art Direction by
Sandy Hamilton 
Costume Design by
Ellen Lutter 
Makeup Department
Josie Caruso .... special makeup effects
Rob E. Holland .... special makeup effects
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Proser .... first assistant director
Barry Shapiro .... additional assistant director
Art Department
Rex Piano .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
Scott Leva .... stunt coordinator
Scott Leva .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Bolesta .... key grip
Stuart Deutsch .... best boy
Phil Devonshire .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Richard W. Haines .... assistant editor
Other crew
Meta Carter .... script supervisor
Ray Sundlin .... production executive

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Also Known As:
90 min | Australia:98 min | Germany:76 min (cut version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:(Banned) (1985 re-rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:Not Rated (uncut) | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/18 | UK:R | UK:18 (2015) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (cut version)
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Did You Know?

During the beginning at the seminar, most of the crowd was made up of crew members.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the beginning of the film when the couple are in mother's car the man is obviously a dummy.See more »
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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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Good Stuff, 30 December 1999
Author: Drac-7 from Mpls

This film is certainly not for everybody, but it is actually so refreshing to see a movie that is done in this way. It is exploitation at it's finest. It is comedy at it's most tragic! A simple plot mixed with darn good acting, and impressive makeup really can't go wrong.

In my opinion, while still in the same vein as Last House on the Left and I Spit on your Grave, it is not as good. Spit being the best of the 3, but each of them has something to offer.

If you're not sure you can watch it, let me give you this scene as an deranged man rapes a woman while his brother takes Kodak Polaroids, and their mother instructs them and leads them on...sound bad, yeah, but take it for what it is. Silly, odd disturbing nonsense. But it was more a "mood" movie, based around the characters and settings vs. the horror of rape and disturbing shots. This kind of horror sound like your thing? Then you're in luck, it's worth it.

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