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Love at Stake (1987)

R | | Comedy | 1 August 1987 (USA)
In this spoof inspired by the Salem witch trials the town's mayor and the judge agree to sentence several innocent townspeople to death for witchcraft in order to confiscate their land for themselves. However, sexy real witches show up.

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Miles Campbell
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Sara Lee
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Widow Chastity
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Faith Stewart
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Parson Babcock
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Abigail
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Nathaniel
Audrie Neenan ...
Mrs. Babcock (as Audrie J. Neenan)
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Judge Samuel John
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Mayor Upton
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Old Witch
Mary Hawkins ...
Priscilla Upton
Jackie Mahon ...
Belinda Upton
Norma MacMillan ...
Aunt Deliverance Jones
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Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
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The mayor and judge of Salem trump up the notorious witch trials in support of their land grab scam. The local clergy pursue justice, while the assistant minister also pursues the town baker, Sara Lee. The action is spiced up by pot-smoking Indians, female New England clam chowder wrestling, and the mischief of a real witch. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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A Tale of Saucy Sorcery in Salem! See more »

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When the carriage enters into Salem at the beginning of the film there are tracks of a modern vehicle (perhaps a tractor) in the soil nearest the "Welcome to Salem" sign. See more »

Quotes

Old Man: Allow me to help you, your honour.
Judge John: My good man. Dispite my scholarly and aristocratic counttenance I am indeed quite capable, as you can see, of extricating myself from a simple equestrian sedan... now piss off!
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Featured in Demented Top 20 Video Countdown (1988) See more »

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A comedy that truly works!
13 August 2002 | by (Lansing, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I remember liking this film when I was a child, and with very good reason. "Love at Stake" is a comedy that continues rolling out the laughs in each and every scene. Film was written by two former writers for the original Saturday Night Live variety show, and the film was directed by a man who later went on to direct episodes of the Cult Comedy favorite "Mr. Show." Film includes an excellent cast, including Dave Thomas from "SCTV" and Bud Cort from "Harold and Maude" fame. Actress Ann Ramsy also makes a hilarious appearance as an old witch. Film is essentially a spoof of the Salem Witch Trials, which makes it a fairly interest bit of history to tackle as a comedic feature. I would also like to add that this film is highly original, and, of course, they just don't make them like this any longer.


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