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19 September 1980 (USA) See more »
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If you go down to the woods today. See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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Jaime King To Star In Mother's Day
 (From EmpireOnline. 19 August 2009, 2:34 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
You'll get what you deserve in them Deep Barons, you lez-beans! You won't be causin' no one no trouble no more! See more (99 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 (TV rating) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (cut version)
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Trivia:
The bear turd that Trina steps in during their trek into the woods was actually edible. The effects man made it from flour and other ingredients, and even ate some to demonstrate.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Trina is trying to cut the ropes holding her arm by hooking them over the nail in the wall as the shot focus is on the nail it can be clearly seen that Trina does not have the gag in her mouth , its hanging around her neck. When Ike and Addley enter the gag is again in her mouth.See more »
Quotes:
Older man at Pool Party:There are three rules in the film business - Distribution, distribution, distribution.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Serial Mom (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
I think we're alone nowSee more »

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You'll get what you deserve in them Deep Barons, you lez-beans! You won't be causin' no one no trouble no more!, 2 April 2009
Author: lastliberal from United States

I kept looking at the back seat of the car when the two scumbags prepared to off the old lady. Why is that plastic there? We soon found out that all little old ladies are not to be messed with.

The initial excitement wore off as the film meandered around until three girls (Tiana Pierce, Deborah Luce, and Nancy Hendrickson) all headed to the woods for their annual get together. After a while, the action starts as Mother's (Beatrice Pons) two backwoods boys, Addley (Michael McCleery) and Ike (Frederick Coffin) capture the girls and use them as props for Mother's enjoyment. Of course, their little plays feature rape and torture. Only the first girl dies, and the other two manage to escape to get revenge.

Unfortunately the camera was not a friend as most of the money shots were taken from a distance. Hopefully this will be corrected in the planned remake.

The last 10 minutes made it all worthwhile.

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