A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »
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 Judy Hale (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Jennifer 'Pagan' Trelawney (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Maxine Pascal (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Lili (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Prince Abdullah (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Aunt Hortense Boutin (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Monsieur Chardin (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Dr. Geneste (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Selma (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Sir Christopher Swann (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Count Charles de Chazalle (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Nick Cliffe (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Tom Schwartz (2 episodes, 1984)
François Guétary ...
 Pierre Boursal (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Paul (2 episodes, 1984)
June Brown ...
 Mrs. Trelawney (2 episodes, 1984)
Simon de La Brosse ...
 Alexandre Chazelle (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Felix (2 episodes, 1984)
Sylvie Herbert ...
 Angelina (2 episodes, 1984)
Jacques Maury ...
 Sartor (2 episodes, 1984)
Philip Stone ...
 Zwimmer (2 episodes, 1984)
Ginette Garcin ...
 Madame Chardin (2 episodes, 1984)
Terence Rigby ...
 Jo Stiarkoz (2 episodes, 1984)
Pierre Olaf ...
 Serge (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Piggy Fassbinder (2 episodes, 1984)
Celia Gregory ...
 Queen Serah (2 episodes, 1984)
Rachel Salik ...
 Cheap Hotel Manageress (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Teresa (2 episodes, 1984)
Stéphane Bonnet ...
 Gerard (2 episodes, 1984)
Kate Harper ...
 Lili's Secretary (2 episodes, 1984)
Rahmann Querishi ...
 Prince Mustapha (2 episodes, 1984)
Jenny Clève ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1984)
Michael Moor ...
 Abdullah's Aide (2 episodes, 1984)
Carolyn Pickles ...
 Muscles Templeton (2 episodes, 1984)
Laura Koffler ...
 Head Girl at Table (2 episodes, 1984)
Kenneth Nelson ...
 New York Hotel Manager (2 episodes, 1984)
Belinda Mayne ...
 TV Reporter (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Film Director (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Press Agent (2 episodes, 1984)
Jacques Herlin ...
 Clergyman (2 episodes, 1984)
Bruce Boa ...
 Mr. Hale (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Mrs. Hale (2 episodes, 1984)
Elisabeth Kaza ...
 Abortionist's Nurse (2 episodes, 1984)
Jacques David ...
 Abortionist (2 episodes, 1984)
Servane Ducorps ...
 Elizabeth - Age 7 (2 episodes, 1984)
Jerzy Rogulski ...
 Uncle Karl (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Abdullah's father (2 episodes, 1984)
Stefan Kalipha ...
 Amoud (2 episodes, 1984)
Henri Garcin ...
 Bank manager (2 episodes, 1984)
Bill Hutchinson ...
 Newspaper Editor (2 episodes, 1984)
Patricia Pierangeli ...
 American Tourist (2 episodes, 1984)
Alan Rossett ...
 American Tourist (2 episodes, 1984)
Trevor Thomas ...
 Lieutenant (2 episodes, 1984)
Herbert Norville ...
 Jonjo (2 episodes, 1984)
Sean Aita ...
 Rick (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Francis (2 episodes, 1984)
Mike McKenzie ...
 Piano Player / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
Nancy Roberts ...
 Woman at 'Lace' Party (2 episodes, 1984)
Elvire Audray ...
 Chateau Party Guest (2 episodes, 1984)
John Abineri ...
 Uncle Harold (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Sir Douglas (2 episodes, 1984)
Gary Cady ...
 Robert Salter (2 episodes, 1984)
Robert Appleby ...
 Health Farm Inspector (2 episodes, 1984)
Dee Curtis ...
 Mime Artist (2 episodes, 1984)
Peggy Frankston
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 Maitre D (2 episodes, 1984)
Roger Lumont ...
 Laborer Paris Street (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Cameraman (2 episodes, 1984)
Chantal Neuwirth ...
 Woman on Paris Street (2 episodes, 1984)
Paul Taylor ...
 Swedish Student (2 episodes, 1984)
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A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her mother is not found out till the last few minutes. Written by <Martianwax@aol.com>

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Which one of you bitches is my mother?

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26 February 1984 (USA)  »

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Lazos secretos  »

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Trivia

In the original novel, there are four girls at the school, including Kate, another English girl. She is the one who is a journalist and starts a magazine. In the series, her character is combined with that of Judy Hale. See more »

Goofs

Brooke Adams and Phoebe Cates both slip in and out of their foreign accents throughout the mini-series. See more »

Quotes

Lili: I was born in Chateau D'or, Switzerland. I was born on November 17th, 1960, the doctor's name was Geneste. I was raised by Angelina and Felix D'Arsae until they were murdered. They always told me my real mother would come for me someday... She never did.
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Referenced in Women of the House: Veda (1995) See more »

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"Which one of you bitches is my mother?"
6 March 1999 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Campy, trashy mini-series from the early 80s that received a lot of publicity for Lili's query that ends part one: "Which one of you bitches is my mother?" This five hour mini-series was inspired by Shirley Conran's popular novel, but isn't very similar. Phoebe Cates plays Lili, an orphan who grows from a child in a prison camp to hooker to porn star to legitimate actress to global phenom in flashbacks. Lili is glamorous and beautiful, but not very likeable or even sympathetic, and Cates' nonspecific Eurotrash accent must be heard to be believed. Lili eventually traces her roots back to a trio of students who attended a Swiss finishing school together, one of whom gave birth to her using the pseudonym Lucinda Lace. Each of their lives is examined in flashback as well, as the soap opera-style drama of each of their lives progresses. By the time Lili finds out which "bitch" is her mother, it doesn't really matter. But the glamorous 80s-style costumes and beautiful international locations alone make this worth spending an afternoon watching. NOTE: sometimes a truncated 180 minute version of this airs on TV. See the complete version if you can.


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