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Lipstick (1976)

A top fashion model seeks justice after she is brutally raped by her teenaged sister's music teacher.

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writer:

David Rayfiel (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaux Hemingway ... Chris McCormick
Chris Sarandon ... Gordon Stuart
Perry King ... Steve Edison
Anne Bancroft ... Carla Bondi
John Bennett Perry ... Martin McCormick
Mariel Hemingway ... Kathy McCormick
Francesco Scavullo ... Francesco (as Francesco)
Meg Wyllie ... Sister Margaret
Inga Swenson ... Sister Monica
Lauren Jones Lauren Jones ... Policewoman
William Paul Burns ... Judge (as Bill Burns)
Way Bandy Way Bandy ... Make-up Artist
Harry King Harry King ... Hairdresser
Sean Byrnes ... Photographers Helper
Catherine McLeod ... Vogue Lady
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Storyline

Composer Gordon Stuart brutally rapes a fashion model, goes to trial, gets freed, comes back and rapes her little sister. She takes revenge. Written by Humberto Amador

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Rape can turn a cover girl into a killer. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chris McCormick: Stop! You're killing me!
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Connections

Remade as Edi Dharmam Edi Nyayam (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Lipstick Montage
Written and Performed by Michel Polnareff, Arranged by Jimmie Haskell
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Another great psychological thriller from the 1970's
6 October 2005 | by abethell-2See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,328,666

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,328,666
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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