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Mother's Day (1980)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Hendrickson ... Abbey
Deborah Luce ... Jackie
Tiana Pierce ... Trina
... Ike (as Holden McGuire)
... Addley (as Billy Ray McQuade)
... Mother (as Rose Ross)
... Ernie
... The 'Dobber' (as Karl Sandys)
Luisa Marsella ... Terry (as Marsella Davidson)
Kevin Lowe ... Ted
... Storekeeper
Ed Battle ... Doorman
... Tex
Silas Davis
Stanley Kaufman ... Older man at Pool Party
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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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19 September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dia das Mães Macabro  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Beatrice Pons was billed as Rose Ross because her membership in the Screen Actor's Guild prohibited her from appearing in non-union films. In a 2009 interview co-star Nancy Hendrickson said Beatrice was so eager to accept the lead role that she was voluntarily breached SAG's "Global Rule One" policy, changing her name and hoping she wouldn't be recognized, penalized or ejected from the union. See more »

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(at around 36 mins) When the old man is talking to the girl whose mammoth left breast takes up the right side of the screen, the boom mic dips into the top of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Abbey: Outside the United States they don't have marshmallows.
Jackie: Then it's like the only really American food. Wow!
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Connections

References Happy Days (1974) 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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Huge fan!
13 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Mothers day was cutting edge for it's day. I saw it first in the theater when I was in grade 6 and never forgot it. I watch the movie about once every 6 months and find something new to like about it every time. Politically incorrect for todays standards but that only increases my love of the film. Original plot with sick developments and a fantastic retribution ending. Macabre to say the least but in all honesty, with the budget they had for that picture they worked miracles. I would be extreamley proud to have worked on that production. I rank it only one step below halloween as a horror film. Obviously a once in a life time only achievement unfortunately though for the Kauffman's. I with they would have re-made movie magic but they stooped to low points with their following films. That would explain why Chuck now runs a restaurant and no longer directs pictures.


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