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The Stepford Wives (1975)

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movie poster "Something strange is happening in the town of Stepford, Connecticut. 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 at any moment, any second - her turn is coming.

"No suspense / thriller in the history of the cinema has left a more lasting impression on audiences than The Stepford Wives. For two decades its title and what it implies have been ingrained into our vocabulary and consciousness.

"The talent associated with this classic is impressive. Katharine Ross and Paula Prentiss star and seven-year-old Mary Stuart Masterson makes her film debut playing the daughter of real-life dad, Peter Masterson of The Exorcist. Other cast members include Patrick O'Neal, Tina Louise and Dee Wallace."
Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Think of it as a cross between Invasion Of The Body Snatchers and Westworld (1973), in which Richard Benjamin played a guy who went to a place where smiling androids see to your every need (including the bedroom). And Richard Benjamin at the time was married to Paula Prentiss of "The Stepford Wives," which completes the circle. Joe Bob's review of "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers"

The Stepford Wives, based on the book by Ira Levin (author of "Rosemary's Baby)
Directed by Bryon Forbes, Music by Michael Small

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Sequels: "Revenge Of The Stepford Wives", "The Stepford Children" (starring Barbar Eden of I Dream Of Jeannie), and "The Stepford Husbands" (starring Donna Mills as the heroine and Cindy Williams as the local villain who befriends her. All 3 are tv-movies)

Remake: The Stepford Wives (2004)
Starring: Nicole Kidman (Bewitched), Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus)
Director: Frank Oz (good director, he is)
Opening date was June 11, 2004

Ira Levin also wrote the book that became the movie "Rosemary's Baby"
Joe Bob reviews Rosemary's Baby

There was a competition to cross the English channel doing only the breaststroke, and the three women who entered the race were a brunette, a redhead and a blonde.
After approximately 14 hours, the brunette staggered up on the shore and was declared the fastest. About 40 minutes later, the redhead crawled up on the shore and was declared the second place finisher.
Nearly 4 hours after that, the blonde finally came ashore and promptly collapsed in front of the worried onlookers.
When the reporters asked why it took her so long to complete the race, she replied, "I don't want to sound like I'm a sore loser, but I think those two other girls were using their arms..."

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