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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

"I'm so proud of my boys -- they never forget their mama." See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Punk sucks! Disco's stupid!" line repeated by Ike and Addley in the movie was a play on a debate going on in the world at the time, which was debating which music was better, punk or disco. See more »

Goofs

When Jackie picks up her purse before she leaves her apartment, the purse is seen still sitting on the end table in the next shot. Then continues from over her shoulder to the table as Jackie and Ted exchange parting words. See more »

Quotes

Ike: I'm not dumb!
Addley: You're dumb, you like punk!
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Alternate Versions

There are three uncut DVDs (Laserparadise, Astro, CMV) in Germanny and three uncut Videos (Astro,JPV,GMT). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) 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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One of the classics
3 April 2004 | by jbigwood4See all my reviews

This movie is slow at parts, but when you hit 'Exercise time boyyyys!' you'll be glad you got it.

This is one of the funniest sequences i've ever seen. It shows the two brothers doing these completely ridiculous training drills, climaxing when Mother says to Ike - 'Get the big one!' and Ike then grabs a huge watermelon, hoists it over his head and in a fit of rage, smashes it. This is all to the tune of a B-movie horror rendition of the Rocky theme song.

I give it a 7 out of 10 A classic for B grade horror lovers


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