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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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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 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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She believed she was the weaker sex until the day she was violated. The story of a woman's outrage and a woman's revenge. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Violación See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was intended to launch the film career for super-model Margaux Hemingway, but the movie did the exactly the reverse, with Margaux Hemingway attracting the brunt of some vicious critical attacks. She only made two more cinema movies over the next seven years, gained a lot of weight, and so her modeling career dried-up, and became heavily involved with substance abuse. She was found dead in her apartment at the age of 41, her death being ruled as a suicide. Her younger sister, Mariel Hemingway, has always maintained that she was not suicidal, and attributes her death to drugs. 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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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Lipstick
Written and Performed by Michel Polnareff, Arranged by Jimmie Haskell
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Excellent Exploitation Flick, good acting by all!
10 November 2005 | by HoohawnaynaySee all my reviews

This movie did get a bad rap. Chris Sarandon is excellent as a school teacher who rapes fashion model Margeaux Hemingway. There is lots of tension before the rape and we really see Chris as a big time weirdo who plays really bad music while poor Margeaux tries to make an excuse to leave the room. When he sees this as a way of her dismissing him as a person he goes berserk. The rape scene is actually not as graphic as some of the crap that passes todays censors. For a first time actress I think Margeaux was quite good. Her little sister proves natural acting talent does run in the Hemingway family. She does excel in this role an gives an understated perforamce especially after she herself is raped by the same teacher. The building used in the fashion sequences is not the Beverly Center as mentioned by another IMDb user but actually the Pacific Design Center a few blocks away. The ending is quite good as it shows the hypocrisy of our legal system. Anne Bancroft adds a bit of class to this production and the disco music is dated but it gives this movie a cool 70's feel. The ending is sensational but still believable.


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