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Director:
Writers:
Glenn M. Benest (story) &
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Release Date:
14 August 1981 (USA) See more »
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A gruesome secret, protected for generations, rises to give its... See more »
Plot:
This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman's husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor! Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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It's a Bi+ch of a Blessing. See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Maren Jensen ... Martha Schmidt

Sharon Stone ... Lana Marcus

Susan Buckner ... Vicky Anderson

Jeff East ... John Schmidt
Colleen Riley ... Melissa (as Coleen Riley)
Douglas Barr ... Jim Schmidt (as Doug Barr)

Lisa Hartman ... Faith Stohler

Lois Nettleton ... Louisa Stohler

Ernest Borgnine ... Isaiah Schmidt

Michael Berryman ... William Gluntz

Kevin Cooney ... Sheriff
Bobby Dark ... Theatre Manager
Kevin Farr ... Fat Boy
Neil Fletcher ... Gravedigger
Jonathon Gulla ... Tom Schmidt
Chester Kulas Jr. ... Leopold

Lawrence Montaigne ... Matthew Gluntz
Lucky Mosley ... Sammy
Dan Shackleford ... Medic
Annabelle Weenick ... Ruth Schmidt
Jenna Worthen ... Mrs. Gluntz
Percy Rodrigues ... Narrator (voice)
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Michael Minton ... Leopold's Friend (uncredited)
Dean Nolen ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Wes Craven 
 
Writing credits
Glenn M. Benest (story) &
Matthew Barr (story)

Glenn M. Benest (screenplay) &
Matthew Barr (screenplay) and
Wes Craven (screenplay)

Produced by
Matthew Barr .... associate producer
Glenn M. Benest .... associate producer
William S. Gilmore .... executive producer (as William Gilmore)
Patricia Herskovic .... producer (as Patricia S. Herskovic)
Max A. Keller .... producer
Micheline H. Keller .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Horner 
 
Cinematography by
Robert C. Jessup  (as Robert Jessup)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Bracken 
 
Casting by
Liz Keigley 
Shari Rhodes 
 
Production Design by
Jack Marty 
 
Set Decoration by
Okowita 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia McKiernan 
 
Makeup Department
Lynn Decker .... hair stylist
Jimi White .... makeup artist
John Naulin .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Bert Gold .... unit production manager
Jere Henshaw .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Eyler .... assistant director
Jerram A. Swartz .... assistant director
 
Art Department
E.W. Bradford .... construction coordinator
Derek R. Hill .... lead man
Mike Parsons .... property master (as Michael Parsons)
Robert E. Parsons .... assistant property master (as Bob Parsons)
 
Sound Department
George Baetz .... boom operator
Charles Grenzbach .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay M. Harding .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Phillips .... sound effects editor
Robert Wald .... sound mixer (as Bob Wald)
 
Special Effects by
Jack Bennett .... special effects
 
Stunts
May Boss .... stunts (as Mary R. Boss)
Kerrie Cullen .... stunts (as Kerrie K. Cullen)
Stephanie Epper .... stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Curtis Bingham .... electrical best boy
Murray K. Campbell .... lamp operator
Robert Driskell .... gaffer
Robert Horne .... first assistant camera
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... camera operator (as Phil Pfeiffer)
Tony Poston .... key grip
Kerry Rike .... best boy
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
Bob Hall .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Riccardo Bertoni .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Chuck Ellison .... assistant film editor
Cate Hardman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kenneth Karman .... music editor (as Ken Karman)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
James Horner .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Clifford Yarborough .... transportation
 
Other crew
Jean Aldrich .... production accountant
Betty A. Buckley .... production coordinator (as Betty Buckley)
Edward Gold .... production assistant
Robert Jellen .... insurance
Bob Jennings .... unit publicist
Martin Kitrosser .... script supervisor
Zoila De la Pena .... production secretary
Janet Lucas Lawler .... first aid (as Janet Lawler)
 
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100 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Susan Buckner and Douglas Barr were both in the same TV series, "When the Whistle Blows" (1980), before going on to this film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the opening sequence when William breaks Faith's painting and throws it, the painting is clearly attached to wires of some sort.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:In the rolling hills of a sinful farm community, untouched by time, a gruesome secret has been protected for generations.
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
It's a Bi+ch of a Blessing., 9 June 2006
Author: ddfcmp8 from midwest

You know what? I almost like this film more than "Last House On The Left", because of the fact that it carries itself in such a manner. I am almost sure that it has been tossed in the gutter in the past few years. it shouldn't be. You know what? If I were Sharon Stone, I'd be proud of this film, because it is not as bad as people say, or as bad as she thinks. I bet a LOT of people prefer it to that Basic Instinct sequel. I liked BI2, but c'mon, This film is better than that, everybody knows it. This movie is just fine. It has some pretty good sequences, and a nice cast of three outstandingly beautiful women, and a low key, but creepy score by a then unknown James Horner. I actually prefer it to other supernatural horror films, and you know what? I'm not the only one, and thank goodness for that. I like this film, in all it's freaky glory, and the shrieks and scares! Were I to be "blessed", I'd say it were one bi+ch of a blessing. Thank god I am not around the lovely Maren Jensen at the end of this chiller.

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