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The Stepford Wives (2004)

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The secret to a Stepford wife lies behind the doors of the Men's Association of how women become different and immobilized robots.

Director:

Frank Oz

Writers:

Ira Levin (book), Paul Rudnick (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Joanna Eberhart
Matthew Broderick ... Walter Kresby
Bette Midler ... Bobbie Markowitz
Glenn Close ... Claire Wellington
Christopher Walken ... Mike Wellington
Roger Bart ... Roger Bannister
David Marshall Grant ... Jerry Harmon
Jon Lovitz ... Dave Markowitz
Dylan Hartigan ... Pete Kresby
Fallon Brooking ... Kimberly Kresby
Faith Hill ... Sarah Sunderson
Matt Malloy ... Herb Sunderson
Kate Shindle ... Beth Peters
Tom Riis Farrell ... Stan Peters
Lorri Bagley ... Charmaine Van Sant
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Storyline

Joanna Eberhart, a wildly successful president of a TV Network, after a series of shocking events, suffers a nervous breakdown and is moved by her milquetoast of a husband, Walter, from Manhattan to the chic, upper-class, and very modern planned community of Stepford, Connecticut. Once there, she makes good friends with the acerbic Bobbie Markowitz, a Jewish writer who's also a recovering alcoholic. Together they find out, much to their growing stupor and-then horror, that all the housewives in town are strangely blissful and, somehow... doomed. What is going on behind the closed doors of the Stepford Men's Association and the Stepford Day Spa? Why is everything perfect here? Will it be too late for Joanna and Bobbie when they finally find out? Written by Miguel Cane <stepford@yahoo.com>

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Are you a Stepford wife? Are you a Stepford husband? Couple, ask yourselves: Would you move to Stepford? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Paramount Pictures | UIP [Brazil] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las mujeres perfectas See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,406,781, 13 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,484,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,001,626
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reunites Matthew Broderick with his Biloxi Blues (1988) co-star Christopher Walken. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic reflection visible in window over door in scene when Walter replies, "When I get back." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Helen Devlin: Ladies and gentlemen, I would now like to introduce a legend in our industry. She's the most successful president in the history of our network and for the past five years has kept us at the very top of the ratings.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are presented in a cursive script font rather than regular block letters. The letters alternate "flashing" on and off, mimicing machine lights. See more »

Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Billboard March
(1901)
Music by John Klohr
Performed by New Columbian Brass Band
Courtesy of Walking Frog Records
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the theatre was in hysterics!
16 June 2004 | by patrickdc202See all my reviews

Don't believe the bitchy reviews and pay no mind to the lame critics. This movie was a riot. So many critics are like vultures picking over a body and let me say this much, comedy is not a contest to be intellectual or terribly clever. Lighten up, critics. It's to make people LAUGH. And let me share this much, I went on a Wednesday 9pm showing and it was crowded. The audience was cracking up along with me.

I loved the film, Glenn Close stole the movie -- and Bette Midler was her partner in crime! The ending was a great twist and was a riot.

The original has long been a chilling favorite of mine and it can stand on its own in that thriller genre as much as this remake can stand on its own as a comedy and eventual thriller with a twist!

I applaud Paul Rudnick, the cast, the Director & crew: this movie was a blast and I would urge everyone to see it!

Brava!


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