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I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Day of the Woman (original title)
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An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Director:

Meir Zarchi

Writer:

Meir Zarchi
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Camille Keaton ... Jennifer
Eron Tabor Eron Tabor ... Johnny
Richard Pace Richard Pace ... Matthew
Anthony Nichols Anthony Nichols ... Stanley
Gunter Kleemann Gunter Kleemann ... Andy
Alexis Magnotti Alexis Magnotti ... Attendant's Wife
Tammy Zarchi Tammy Zarchi ... Child
Terry Zarchi ... Child
Traci Ferrante Traci Ferrante ... Waitress
William Tasgal William Tasgal ... Porter (as Bill Tasgal)
Isaac Agami Isaac Agami ... Butcher (as Isac Agami)
Ronit Haviv Ronit Haviv ... Supermarket Girl
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Storyline

The film follows Jennifer, a writer who is working on a new novel and needs to get out of the city to finish it. She rents a riverside cabin in upstate New York to work on her novel, attracting the attention of a number of rowdy male locals. They catch Jennifer one day and strip her naked for the village idiot (Matthew) and rape her. Jennifer is later attacked and raped a further two times by the four degenerates, and her novel is also destroyed. But Jennifer recovers, and in her now-twisted, psychotic state, she begins to seek revenge on the men. Written by Craig Johnson <sis1488@osiris.sis.port.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

After it was all over... she waited... then she struck back in a way only a woman can! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

All zoom shots were achieved by placing the camera on a shopping cart. See more »

Goofs

When Jennifer puts her clothes in the drawer, and finds the gun, the position of the clothes in the drawer changes in a close-up. See more »

Quotes

Matthew: [while raping Jennifer] I can't come. I can't come! You're interrupting my concentration!
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Alternate Versions

The complete and uncut version of this film was originally rated 'R' in Australia in July, 1982. It was released on the Palace Explosive Video label in 1984. A conservative classification board banned it in March, 1998. However, copies of the video are still easily available from many video stores across the country. Moreover, it was re-released on video in early 1998, just prior to its ban. This uncut re-release just added to the futility of banning the film, since hundreds of copies are still in existence around Australia. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Miss Pamela (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Sola Perduta Abandonnato
from "Manon Lescaut"
by Giacomo Puccini
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User Reviews

Everyone should see this, but you won't enjoy it.

Shocking and disturbing, if you are not repulsed by this movie then you may need to see a psychiatrist.

It's one of those films that was hyped up as a slasher movie when it was released in the US in 1978 (and subsequently banned in the UK until 2001) alongside the Halloween's and Friday the 13th's, but it is anything but.

A lone writer is mentally and physically raped and seeks revenge, there is no hero, there is only despair and pain, there is no happy ending, just hurt and repulsion.

The violence is never glorified it just shows the depths of human pain and despair.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Spit on Your Grave See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Barquel Creations See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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