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Love at Stake (1987)

R | | Comedy | 1 August 1987 (USA)
In this spoof inspired by the Salem witch trials the town's mayor and the judge agree to sentence several innocent townspeople to death for witchcraft in order to confiscate their land for themselves. However, sexy real witches show up.

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John Moffitt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Cassidy ... Miles Campbell
Kelly Preston ... Sara Lee
Georgia Brown ... Widow Chastity
Barbara Carrera ... Faith Stewart
Bud Cort ... Parson Babcock
Annie Golden ... Abigail
David Graf ... Nathaniel
Audrie Neenan ... Mrs. Babcock (as Audrie J. Neenan)
Stuart Pankin ... Judge Samuel John
Dave Thomas ... Mayor Upton
Anne Ramsey ... Old Witch
Mary Hawkins Mary Hawkins ... Priscilla Upton
Jackie Mahon Jackie Mahon ... Belinda Upton
Norma MacMillan Norma MacMillan ... Aunt Deliverance Jones
Joyce Brothers ... Self (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
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The mayor and judge of Salem trump up the notorious witch trials in support of their land grab scam. The local clergy pursue justice, while the assistant minister also pursues the town baker, Sara Lee. The action is spiced up by pot-smoking Indians, female New England clam chowder wrestling, and the mischief of a real witch. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Blazing witches, young exorcists. It's the history of the world Momma never told you about! See more »

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Comedy

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Goofs

When the carriage enters into Salem at the beginning of the film there are tracks of a modern vehicle (perhaps a tractor) in the soil nearest the "Welcome to Salem" sign. See more »

Quotes

Old Man: Allow me to help you, your honour.
Judge John: My good man. Dispite my scholarly and aristocratic counttenance I am indeed quite capable, as you can see, of extricating myself from a simple equestrian sedan... now piss off!
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Featured in Demented Top 20 Video Countdown (1988) See more »

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Burnin' Love
(1987)
Performed by Doctor and the Medics
Written by Dennis Linde
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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Hit or Miss
18 August 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

In an attempt to acquire land so that they can enhance their fortunes, the mayor and judge of Salem, Massachusets decide to accuse certain landowners of witchcraft. What neither "Mayor Upton" (Dave Thomas) nor "Judge Samuel John" (Stuart Pankin) realize is that a real witch named "Faith Stewart" (Barbara Carrera) has just arrived from London and has her own agenda which is furthered by the mass hysteria. Anyway, this was one of those comedies that is pretty much hit or miss. Some parts were hilarious. Other parts not so much. Personally, I liked the performance of "Parson Babcock" (Bud Cort) the best. Additionally, having attractive actresses like Kelly Preston (as "Sara Lee") and the aforementioned Barbara Carrera in the movie didn't hurt either. On the other hand, the character named "Nathaniel" (David Graf) was much too vulgar in my opinion and along with some of the other worn-out gags by other actors really diminished the overall film. All things considered then I rate this as about average.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

1 August 1987 (USA) See more »

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Burnin' Love See more »

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Gross USA:

$61,789

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,789
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