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Wicked Stepmother (1989)

A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up... See full summary »

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Larry Cohen

Writer:

Larry Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Davis ... Miranda Pierpoint
Barbara Carrera ... Priscilla
Colleen Camp ... Jenny Fisher
Lionel Stander ... Sam
David Rasche ... Steve Fisher
Shawn Donahue Shawn Donahue ... Mike
Tom Bosley ... Lt. MacIntosh
Richard Moll ... Nathan Pringle
Evelyn Keyes ... Witch Instructor
James Dixon ... Detective Flynn
Seymour Cassel ... Feldshine, Magick Shop Owner
Susie Garrett ... Mandy
Laurene Landon ... Vanilla
Bob Goen Bob Goen ... Game Show Host
Robert Frank Telfer ... Game Show Producer
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Storyline

A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up to the family's mother, a private detective and a suspended police officer to try and stop the witches. Written by Anonymous

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Which witch is which? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tanz der Hexen See more »

Filming Locations:

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$43,749
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to actress Colleen Camp, when Bette Davis walked off production several days into shooting, filmmakers reportedly considered recasting role with either Lucille Ball or Bea Arthur, before deciding on bizarre rewrite in which Davis' cat morphs into seductress played by Barbara Carrera. See more »

Goofs

Man pretending to be gardener mutilates hedge with electric chainsaw while soundtrack is of gasoline chainsaw. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Fisher: Priscilla, come quick!
Jenny Fisher: Hey!
[Priscilla enters. Jenny throws a bucket of water on her]
Priscilla: I'm melting, I'm melting!
[She laughs]
Priscilla: It didn't work, did it, Dorothy? This is reality, not MGM!
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Alternate Versions

The version of this film that airs on cable TV edits out much of the scene involving Priscilla and Steve fooling around, including all of the references to Priscilla going back into cat form. This version implies that the two did sleep together. See more »

Connections

References Funny Farm (1988) See more »

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Funny Richard Moll Movie With Lots Of Inside Jokes.
17 December 2002 | by NCFSee all my reviews

I love this movie! It is funny, full of inside jokes, and Richard Moll is GREAT of course. Most people hate it, but I love it. You could say it's a guilty pleasure of mine, but I wouldn't say that because I don't feel guilty at all for loving it!


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