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Mother's Day (1980)

Unrated | | Horror | 19 September 1980 (USA)
Two brothers kidnap and brutalize three women for the pleasure of their demented mother.

Director:

Charles Kaufman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Hendrickson ... Abbey
Deborah Luce ... Jackie
Tiana Pierce ... Trina
Frederick Coffin ... Ike (as Holden McGuire)
Michael McCleery ... Addley (as Billy Ray McQuade)
Beatrice Pons ... Mother (as Rose Ross)
Robert Collins ... Ernie
Peter Fox ... The 'Dobber' (as Karl Sandys)
Luisa Marsella Luisa Marsella ... Terry (as Marsella Davidson)
Kevin Lowe ... Ted
Scott Lucas ... Storekeeper
Ed Battle Ed Battle ... Doorman
Robert Carnegie ... Tex
Silas Davis Silas Davis
Stanley Kaufman Stanley Kaufman ... Older man at Pool Party
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Storyline

When you go into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. When you go into the woods today you're not going to believe your eyes. But it ain't no "teddy bear picnic". Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her son commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim wits and their Maniac Mommy and the question becomes, can any of them escape, alive? Written by Zedd

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Taglines:

"I'm so proud of my boys -- they never forget their mama." See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dia das Mães Macabro See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bear excrement that Trina steps in during their trek into the woods was actually edible. The effects man made it from flour and other ingredients, and even ate some to demonstrate. See more »

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In the opening decapitation, blood spatters across the car before the decapitation. See more »

Quotes

Storekeeper: Don't go messin' up in Deep Barons!
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Alternate Versions

Fourteen minutes of the film were cut in Germany in order to keep the film from receiving an X-rating. An uncut German version was later released in Austria 1997. See more »

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References CHiPs (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

I Think We're Alone Now
Sung by Tommy James & Tommy James & The Shondells
Written by Bo Gentry (uncredited) and Ritchie Cordell (uncredited)
Arranged by Jimmy Wisner (uncredited)
courtesy of Roulette Records
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Ike & Adley Rule!
22 February 2002 | by batchainpuller2000See all my reviews

This is my favorite movie of all time. I've probably watched it more than 100 times and it just keeps getting better. The more you watch it the more the humor comes out. Here are some of my favorite parts:

  • The hardware store guy cutting off the tip of his finger while trimming his finger nails with hedge trimmers after being startled by the girls.


  • Ike & Adley "Bagging" girls.


  • Ma's wardrobe.


  • Ike & Adley eating breakfast (Trix) out of a galvanized steel bucket with a huge ladle.


  • The whole "Disco Sucks/ Punk's Stupid Debate.


  • The whole girls tied to excercise equipment sequence especially this exchange:


TRINA to IKE: You backwards perverted piece if s**t. ANGRY IKE: Don't you ever call me backwards again. Look around. Were citified.

  • Ma yelling at the boys (and making them start over) for allowing Abbey to get one of her hands free while being raped.


  • The parody of the self improvement seminar Ma is in at the start of the movie.


  • Ma's description of her sister Queenie:


She snapped my neck while I was still in the crib...she was born with a full head of white hair...I've seen her chase down wolves and rip their throats out just to watch them bleed.

  • All the grafitti spray painted throughout the house.


  • Abbey suffocating MA with a huge set of inflatable transparent tits.


  • Ike and Adley get up in the morning. Big Bird Alarm Clock: "Wake up sleepy heads Bigbird says it's time to get up". Ike proceeds to brush his teeth with beer, pick at his messy hair with a switchblade, and spray deoderant on thru his shirt.


Absolutely great film.


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