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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 »
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Tagline:
If you go down to the woods today. See more »
Plot:
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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1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
Jaime King To Star In Mother's Day
 (From EmpireOnline. 19 August 2009, 2:34 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
POWERFULL AND DISTURBING: NOT FOR EVERYONE See more (100 total) »

Cast

  (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
Katya
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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
90 min | Australia:98 min | Germany:76 min (cut version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
Prior to filming, a dead body was found in the house used in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Abbey:Outside the United States they don't have marshmallows.
Jackie:Then it's like the only really American food. Wow!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Terrorphobia (2015) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I think we're alone nowSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
POWERFULL AND DISTURBING: NOT FOR EVERYONE, 20 November 1999
Author: MADMANMARZ from bklyn ny

Mother's Day blew my mind as a 13 year old boy, watching it in the theatres. The film still has an impact on me today. It is a rape and revenge type horror film. The performances of the 2 psychos are totally over the top. I'm surprised the actors were not in other films after this one. The film will be very offensive to those who find The Omega Code entertaining. It is Very mean spirited and shocking. The weakest thing about the movie are the very cheap looking gore effects. Note how cheap the decapitation at the start of the film looks. It's nice to see the victims get revenge on the back woods psychos that abduct them! I really felt for the victims in this film. The film Does work and it is not GARBAGE like many people think. It's simply not their kind of movie. This is seriously a good piece of film.

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