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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)
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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film attracted a lot of controversy at the time of release due to the graphic nature of the rape scene. Rapes had been depicted onscreen before, Hope Lange's violation in Death Wish (1974) being a notable example, but they had rarely been shown in such detail and at such length. Lamont Johnson intended with the rape scene to almost make the audience feel that they were being subjected to the ordeal themselves. Unfortunately, many groups, mainly feminist ones, felt that he was merely exploiting the situation and his lead actress. 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

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Lipstick
Written and Performed by Michel Polnareff, Arranged by Jimmie Haskell
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One of my favorites
15 February 2002 | by robertgsr-1See all my reviews

This was first viewed by me on H.B.O. in 1980. I found the acting, and content very appropriate for this time frame. The was the fist time I saw two Hemingway sisters playing sisters. With a name like Hemingway I was sure it would be good. I was not dis-appointed. Chris Sarandon (Susan's former Husband) will always be remembered for his part in this movie. See this movie from beginning to end to get the full effect.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lipstick See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,328,666

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,328,666
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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