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Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980)

A TV reporter arrives in Stepford to do a story on the American town with the lowest crime and divorce rates and the tightest real-estate market (no one ever leaves). She needs an assistant... See full summary »


Robert Fuest


Ira Levin (novel), David Wiltse
1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Gless ... Kaye Foster
Julie Kavner ... Megan Brady
Audra Lindley ... Barbara Parkinson
Don Johnson ... Officer Andy Brady
Mason Adams ... Wally
Arthur Hill ... Dale 'Diz' Corbett
Ellen Weston Ellen Weston ... Kitten
Thomas Hill Thomas Hill ... Dr. Edgar Trent
Gay Rowan ... Angelina
James MacKrell James MacKrell ... Bruce Manson (as Jim McKrell)
Lee Warrick Lee Warrick ... Sally Tarshis (as Lee Benard)
Ed Bell Ed Bell ... Gary Tarshis (as Edward Bell)
Sheldon Feldner Sheldon Feldner ... Norman Kahn
Howard Witt ... Police Chief
Peter Maloney ... Henry the Druggist


A TV reporter arrives in Stepford to do a story on the American town with the lowest crime and divorce rates and the tightest real-estate market (no one ever leaves). She needs an assistant, and after interviewing the seemingly-plastic women of Stepford, jumps at the chance to hire the down-to-earth Megan, who's married to a newly-hired cop who hasn't yet moved into the town. Four times a day a siren sounds and every woman in town takes a pill (they each claim it's a thyroid condition). Accidents start to happen, Megan disappears for a couple of days, and the reporter realizes something is amiss. When Megan returns as a full-fledged Stepford wife, it's time for action. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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'Til death do us part.


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Release Date:

12 October 1980 (USA) See more »

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Electric Police See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Revenge Of THE STEPFORD WIVES {TV} (Robert Fuest, 1980) **1/2
12 October 2013 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

A lady TV reporter (Sharon Gless) arrives in Stepford to hold a survey on its standing as the perfect American community. The concept of the 'makeover' is curiously (and implausibly) reworked here, events play out more like a straight thriller this time around and the look, as befits its small-screen origins, is even blander than before – if still somewhat surprising given the involvement of such a visual stylist as British director Fuest! Nevertheless, the end result proves reasonably effective, with the climactic uprising – against the returning Patrick O'Neal character from the original (here played by Arthur Hill) – agreeably riffing on "The Island of Dr. Moreau". The oddly battered print (for such a relatively recent movie) I watched not only bore hardcoded Dutch subtitles but also the abysmal and misleading video-generated re-titling of TERROR IN NEW YORK – a remnant of the VHS days that also deceitfully highlights the presence within of Don Johnson (then riding high on the success of TV's Miami VICE) in the role of an initially compliant but eventually rebellious cop on its videotape sleeve!

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