A woman attempts suicide when she suspects her husband doesn't love her and is having an affair. Now she's wheelchair-bound, and her husband, who indeed doesn't love her and is having an ... See full summary »
Fred Olen Ray
Everything was perfect for international superstar Arina... until she became the target of an obsessive fan. Afraid for her life, Arina begs for protection from respected police officer ... See full summary »
After a traumatized woman kills her rich husband in self defense, his family and friends show up to secure a piece of the inheritance for themselves even if it means driving the poor woman insane - or worse.
Fred Olen Ray
Tracy Brooks Swope,
This was meant as a showcase for then supermodel Margaux Hemingway. However, the public and critics alike took more notice of the new young actress playing her younger sister, Margaux's real life younger sister, Mariel Hemingway. This led to some modeling and commercial gigs for Mariel and during the following decade she appeared in some high-profile feature films. Mariel's career in film and television continues more than forty years after this film was released. See more »
In the final scene with the shotgun, the edge of a green stuntman's mat (or airbag) is visible at the lower right side of the car. See more »
Another great psychological thriller from the 1970's
The more I see references to the psychological drama/thriller movies of the 1970's, the more I wish I could see them again.
Lipstick (1976) was made during an era that saw thrillers like Duel, Badham County, Hardcore, The Dirty Harry series and politically incorrect teen movies like Animal House. The scripts and characterisations had to be good because this was pre special effects, they actually shot films outdoors in real life settings, not just studio caverns.
This is a beautifully made film and we can appreciate the freshness of the Hemingway sisters , as well as understand the difficulties a disturbed young man faces when his desires get the better of him.
The revenge aspect would make the viewer feel good as they see justice as being done.
Though in the end no one wins, expect viewers who are treated to almost 2 hours of suspense , escapism and possibly voyeurism as the girls are so attractive.
I am tired of the franchise films of today, the TV remakes, the special effects-making actors and writers redundant when good scripts and real life locations are needed to help us identify with the situation.
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