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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

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 ... Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burnin' Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$61,789

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,789
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Connections

Featured in No Small Parts: Anne Ramsey (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Burnin' Love
(1987)
Performed by Doctor and the Medics
Written by Dennis Linde
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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this was original and disgustingly funny
22 May 2005 | by eth8wlySee all my reviews

this was one of the last original funny movies of our time, and if you have not seen it, go out and do it. the acting is spectacular, the jokes could not be any funnier, and this woman has this thing with calling her cat pussy that generates much laughter. if you like to watch MADTV and SNL, then you would like this one. the salem witch trials are not getting any funnier, so rent this movie at once!! you will find the sort of jokes you find in mel brooks movies, like "spaceballs" and "history of the world", but surprisingly Brooks had nothing to do with this flick. what's great is that modernness is brought into this film, with a sexy witch and women suspiciously performing a rap. the power of the witch generates laughter that only you the viewer can laugh at.


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