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The Stepford Wives (1975)

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Ira Levin (novel), William Goldman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katharine Ross ... Joanna Eberhart
Paula Prentiss ... Bobbie Markowe
Peter Masterson ... Walter Eberhart
Nanette Newman ... Carol Van Sant
Tina Louise ... Charmaine Wimpiris
Carol Eve Rossen ... Dr. Fancher (as Carol Rossen)
William Prince ... Ike Mazzard
Carole Mallory ... Kit Sunderson
Toni Reid Toni Reid ... Marie Axhelm
Judith Baldwin ... Patricia Cornell
Barbara Rucker Barbara Rucker ... Mary Ann Stravros
George Coe ... Claude Axhelm
Franklin Cover ... Ed Wimpiris
Robert Fields Robert Fields ... Raymond Chandler
Michael Higgins ... Mr. Cornell
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Storyline

The Stepford Wives is about a small suburb where the women happily go about their housework - cleaning, doing laundry, and cooking gourmet meals - to please their husbands. Unfortunately, Bobbie and Joanna discover that the village's wives have been replaced with robots, and Joanna's husband wants in on the action. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Something strange is happening in the town of Stepford. Where the men spend their nights doing something secret. And every woman acts like every man's dream of the "perfect" wife. Where a young woman watches the dream become a nightmare. And sees the nightmare engulf her best friend. And realizes that any moment, any second - her turn is coming. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stepford Wives See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,720,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (2001 DVD release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Edgar J. Scherick offered Brian De Palma the opportunity to direct 'The Stepford Wives' after he had seen his cult thriller, Sisters (1972). When screenwriter William Goldman got wind of this, he threatened to quit since he did not like De Palma's work. The producers acquiesced, and British director Bryan Forbes was hired (much to his own surprise). See more »

Goofs

In the end, when Joanna returns to her home to get the children to escape Stepford, it is dark out. When confronted by her husband, she runs upstairs to her room, the hall is lit by daylight. See more »

Quotes

Bobbie Markowe: If you're going to tell me you don't like this dress, I'm sticking my head right in the oven.
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Connections

References Green Acres (1965) See more »

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17 April 2000 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

This movie holds up surprisingly well, nearly twenty five years after its first release. The premise could still intrigue today - there are still men who would like nothing better than to have the women in their lives be less human. I guess now women want the same things and this is known as progress.

Anywho, the movie is great and if it were up to me, Katherine Ross' birthday would be a national holiday. She is terrific and beautiful and is matched by best buddy Paula Prentiss. Tina Louise and Nanette ("I'll die if I don't get this recipe") Newman are also memorable. The final shots of Ross are chilling, and top off a memorable movie.


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