4.8/10
271
13 user 5 critic

Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980)

A TV reporter arrives in Stepford to do a story on the American town with the lowest crime and divorce rates and the tightest real-estate market (no one ever leaves). She needs an assistant... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Stepford Children (TV Movie 1987)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In this sequel to The Stepford Wives, Steven and Laura Harding (along with their kids David and Mary) have moved to the quiet community of Stepford, CT. Steven joins the men's club, which ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Levi
Stars: Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Tammy Lauren
The Stepford Husbands (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A husband and wife think they have made the move of a lifetime when they buy a house in a quiet leafy town. At first it appears to be perfect because there is no noise, no crime and no ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Walton
Stars: Donna Mills, Michael Ontkean, Cindy Williams
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Juliana Fadeyev, Alison Whitney, Zilong Zee
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fuest
Stars: Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Sterling Hayden
Necromancy (1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Orson Welles, Pamela Franklin, Lee Purcell
Demented (1980)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A woman is gang-raped in a horse's stable, and even though the rapists are caught and imprisoned, she is harassed many moons later by ghastly visions of her tormentors, while her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Jeffreys
Stars: Sallee Young, Harry Reems, Deborah Alter
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After she misses her train, a young woman is forced to hitch a ride back to town. After managing to get away from a lecherous trucker, she is given a ride by a good-looking but somewhat ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Hayley Mills, Simon Ward, Sterling Hayden
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad '50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lieberman
Stars: Kevin Dillon, Deborah Goodrich, Christopher Wynne
Kate's Secret (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Ben Masters, Georgann Johnson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Having been adopted by the madam of a southwestern brothel, a now adult Adrian must cope with the fact that he's Satan's kid, and not living up to his expectations.

Director: Sam O'Steen
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Patty Duke, Broderick Crawford
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Kaye Foster
...
Megan Brady
...
Barbara Parkinson
...
Officer Andy Brady
...
Wally
Arthur Hill ...
Dale 'Diz' Corbett
Ellen Weston ...
Kitten
Thomas Hill ...
Dr. Edgar Trent
Gay Rowan ...
Angelina
...
Bruce Manson (as Jim McKrell)
Lee Warrick ...
Sally Tarshis (as Lee Benard)
Ed Bell ...
Gary Tarshis (as Edward Bell)
Sheldon Feldner ...
Norman Kahn
Howard Witt ...
Police Chief
...
Henry the Druggist
Edit

Storyline

A TV reporter arrives in Stepford to do a story on the American town with the lowest crime and divorce rates and the tightest real-estate market (no one ever leaves). She needs an assistant, and after interviewing the seemingly-plastic women of Stepford, jumps at the chance to hire the down-to-earth Megan, who's married to a newly-hired cop who hasn't yet moved into the town. Four times a day a siren sounds and every woman in town takes a pill (they each claim it's a thyroid condition). Accidents start to happen, Megan disappears for a couple of days, and the reporter realizes something is amiss. When Megan returns as a full-fledged Stepford wife, it's time for action. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Electric Police  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Queer as Folk: Mr. Right (Never Broke a Promise) (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The clueless wives are back...
7 October 2011 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

"Revenge of the Stepford Wives" was in some countries unimaginably released & re-titled as "Terror in New York". What? Yes, this film doesn't even take place in New York. And the 'terror' part? Well,...

"Revenge of the Stepford Wives" is the first in a series of three '80s made-for-TV sequels to the terrific theatrical original, "The Stepford Wives", from 1975. While this is more or less a direct sequel - albeit a very inconsistent one - to the first film, parts 3 & 4 ("The Stepford Children" and "The Stepford Husbands") are more like spin-offs. Naturally, the great - and at times terrifying - concept from the original film gets a bit unintentionally sillier in "Revenge of the Stepford Wives". Since we know from the start what's going on in the town of Stepford, the mystery simply isn't there anymore. All scenes take place during the day and the made-for-TV look & feel doesn't exactly help things either. Meaning, things never get creepy or suspenseful. Even the involvement of cult genre director Robert Fuest (from the "Dr. Phibes" movies, starring Vincent Price, and everybody's favorite melt-movie "The Devil's Rain", featuring Ernest Borgnine as a cross-eyed devil goatman) didn't do anything to uplift the bland production values. But that doesn't mean the film doesn't manage to entertain.

Sharon Gless (as the investigating reporter Kaye Foster, arriving in Stepford with the intent of possibly making a TV program about the town's way of life) is a capable leading lady and it's applaudable she managed to walk through this movie with a straight face, seeing how she often found herself in rather ridiculous situations (like Julie Kavner 'short-circuiting' in her kitchen, then picking up a knife trying to kill Gless). A pre-"Miami Vice" Don Johnson is also walking around in it as the fresh cop in town, eventually agreeing with the Men's Association for his wife to become Stepfordized. You'll also have to wait until the very end of the film for the Stepford wives to actually take revenge (in a laughably appropriate manner). Things might have been dumbed down a lot in this implausible script which takes the original concept of the first film and runs the wrong way with it. But perhaps just because of all this, "Revenge of the Stepford Wives" turns out a rather amusing watch.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ending christy1412
what,s with the TERROR IN NEW YORK title? dd_626
stepford revenge! deez04
Audra Lindley greyeyes221
Discuss Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?