Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.
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1987  
Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Frances Schreuder (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Marc (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Richard Behrens (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Elaine (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Larry (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Franklin Bradshaw (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Marilyn (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Berenice Bradshaw (3 episodes, 1987)
David Ackroyd ...
 Jones (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Van Dam (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Rosen (3 episodes, 1987)
Harris Laskawy ...
 Waring (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Campbell (3 episodes, 1987)
Tony Musante ...
 Vittorio (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Mike George (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Paula (3 episodes, 1987)
Terrence Evans ...
 Doug Steele (3 episodes, 1987)
Gerald Hiken ...
 Erdheim (3 episodes, 1987)
Thomas Hill ...
 Dr. Grant (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Frederick (3 episodes, 1987)
Ryan MacDonald ...
 Divorce Judge (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Dr. Blake (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Robert Reagan (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Judge Baldwin (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Bernard Bradshaw (3 episodes, 1987)
Michael Welden ...
 Frances' Companion (3 episodes, 1987)
Joseph Whipp ...
 Klein (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Tesch (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Miss Taylor (3 episodes, 1987)
Ben Hartigan ...
 Minister (3 episodes, 1987)
Paul Jonathan Henry ...
 Marco (Age 7) (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Frank the Bartender (3 episodes, 1987)
Jarrett Lennon ...
 Lorenzo Bradshaw (Age 5) (3 episodes, 1987)
Cathryn Perdue ...
 Nancy Jones (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Marco (Age 4) (3 episodes, 1987)
Edmund Stoiber ...
 Cerny (3 episodes, 1987)
T.J. Worzalla ...
 Ariadne (Age 4) (3 episodes, 1987)
(3 episodes, 1987)
(3 episodes, 1987)
(3 episodes, 1987)
(3 episodes, 1987)
(3 episodes, 1987)
Peter Crook
(3 episodes, 1987)
Cindi Dietrich
(3 episodes, 1987)
Dean Dittman
(3 episodes, 1987)
Todd Everett ...
 Lie Detector Interrogator (3 episodes, 1987)
(3 episodes, 1987)
Tom Hodges
(3 episodes, 1987)
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 Ariadne Shreuder (3 episodes, 1987)
(3 episodes, 1987)
Matthew Newmark ...
 Lorenzo (Age 8) (3 episodes, 1987)
John Petlock
(3 episodes, 1987)
(3 episodes, 1987)
(3 episodes, 1987)
Andy Wood
(3 episodes, 1987)
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Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.

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Cascanueces: Dinero, locura y asesinato  »

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Based on the real life of Frances Schreuder. See more »

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Version of At Mother's Request (1987) See more »

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Brilliant Remick and cast!
13 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just purchased the book by Shana Alexander. The television film version which includes Lee Remick as Frances Bradshaw Schreuder and Inga Swenson as her older sister Marilyn Reagan. They are both not only memorable. But I kept thinking about them while I was reading this book. This is one of the most bizarre murder cases in American history. When you learn that Frances' sons prefer prison to living at home with mom, I think you have to wonder what is wrong with this situation. Lee Remick earth-shattering performance as Frances is very reminiscent of Meredith Baxter playing Betty Broderick in "A Woman Scorned." Unlike that movie which only lasted two hours, this story was an intriguing mini-series which television has all but abandoned like the sitcom genre. The story of Frances Schreuder is compelling, chilling, and even frightening in the book and less on the screen but it is still worth watching. I don't think anybody would believe a woman was capable of such harm and was not stopped sooner. In fact, her family rejected that she needed the psychiatric problems in the book earlier in her life like in college which may suggest a lesson to be learned. Take care of the problem early before it accelerates. Frances is definitely a narcissist who used her children to gain acceptance and money to gain power and acceptance in a society which really had no interest in her. Sadly, her children suffered. If she was not stopped, Ariadne would have suffered in her hands.


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