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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:
"I'm a sick woman"!!! 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:
Fourteen minutes of the film were cut in Germany in order to keep the film from an X-rating.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning, when the couple are attacked in Mother's car, there is blood on the woman's clothes before the guy is attacked.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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Soundtrack:
I think we're alone nowSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"I'm a sick woman"!!!, 10 June 2005
Author: Boggman from Laguna Hills, CA

Wow! Words can hardly express how much I love this movie! This is a true 80's horror classic, with a little bit of camp thrown in for fun! I can't say enough about this under seen little gem! For it's time and genre, the gore and killings are just fantastic. I really dig the script as well. I won't say much about the plot, as it is described in other reviews. I will say that in my opinion, the acting is absolutely fantastic(contrary to other reviews).

The three actresses (Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Tiana Pierce)that star in this movie seem to have a great chemistry amongst themselves. Their laughing and playing comes off smoothly and they are quite convincing as old college pals. Their scenes together flow naturally throughout the film and do not come off as contrived in the slightest bit.

The brothers Ike (Holden McGuire) and Addley (Michael McCleery) are SUPERB in their roles!! They truly give off the creepiest vibe with such ease that it's hard to tell that they are acting. Lastly, Rose Ross is fantastic in her role as Momma. She can be sweet, demanding, scary, demented, and creepy without batting an eyelash. People have criticized this film for years but it is a film that really entertains the serious horror fan. I have been watching these movies for 25 years and this is definitely one in my top 5! Mother's Day achieves what it sets out to do!! It scares its audience first, and then successfully makes you care about its characters before terrifying you all over again!! Do you root for killers, do you root for the victims, or do you root for Queeenie?? ;-) Hell .. I root for them ALL every time I watch it!! I am thrilled that Troma released this on DVD! Good job guys!

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