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Mother's Day (1980)

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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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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If you go down to the woods today. See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

The woman with the dog at Trina's party is Charles Kaufman's mother. See more »

Goofs

The Dobber's socks when he strips on the baseball field. See more »

Quotes

Older man at Pool Party: You've got to have gross points. Not net points, but gross points.
Woman at Pool Party: Did you say Grosse Pointe? I'm from Grosse Pointe.
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Alternate Versions

The original Canadian video release, on Media Home Entertainment, through Astral Video, was heavily censored. See more »

Connections

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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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total garbage
22 February 1999 | by saint-21See all my reviews

This is the worse movie, I kid you not!. It is so trashy and very disturbing, after i watched this junk, i wasn't right for 2 days. The plot is about 3 college friends who reunite for a weekend getaway. They soon stumble upon a looney old woman, and her deranged sons. It gets worse, the women are kidnapped, tortured and left for dead. Then the women fight back, hard. I'd rather walk on broken glass, than sit through this again. Stay away. very shocking!!!!!!!!


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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mother's Day See more »

Filming Locations:

Blairstown, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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