A mother forces her son to kill her father, based upon a true event in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1978.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1987  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.

Stars: Lee Remick, Tate Donovan, John Glover
Love and Betrayal (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Caroline Landry's husband has a sudden mid life crisis and their idealistic 20 year marriage breaks apart when he leaves her for a younger woman. With the help of her friends and children, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels
Stars: Lisa Aliff, David Birney, Stephen Burleigh
Someone Is Watching (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Cory is a young boy who has just moved into a new house with his mom. He develops a relationship with an "imaginary" friend who lives in his closet. No one believes him until people start ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Stefanie Powers, Mickey Toft, Margot Kidder
Hollow Reed (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long... See full summary »

Director: Angela Pope
Stars: Sam Bould, Martin Donovan, Ian Hart
Unnatural History (TV Series 2010)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young man is sent to live with his uncle and cousin in Washington DC by his anthropologist parents. In the process, he must use the skills he learned around the world in order to solve various crimes and conspiracies.

Stars: Kevin G. Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris, Italia Ricci
Another World (1964–1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The continuing story of life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. Those who ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe
Gang Related (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. In the gritty new action-drama GANG RELATED, Detective RYAN LOPEZ is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ramon Rodriguez, Jay Hernandez, RZA
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry
Flesh+Blood (1985)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson
The Sentinel (2006)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.

Director: Clark Johnson
Stars: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger
Nurse 3D (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

By day, Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, but by night, she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
Stars: Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden, Judd Nelson
Unthinkable (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director: Gregor Jordan
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Stann Babb ...
 Paramedic (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Mike George (2 episodes, 1987)
George Bartenieff ...
 Mr. Coles (2 episodes, 1987)
Jay Bernard ...
 Judge Baldwin (2 episodes, 1987)
Frank Biancamano ...
 Vittorio Gentile (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Doug Steele (2 episodes, 1987)
Louis Borgenicht ...
 Stanley Turner (2 episodes, 1987)
Nancy Borgenicht ...
 Nancy Jones (2 episodes, 1987)
Franc Cagney ...
 Birddog (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Citipostal Worker (2 episodes, 1987)
Jon DeVries ...
 Ernie Jones (2 episodes, 1987)
Mary Dole ...
 Alma (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Detective Rogen (2 episodes, 1987)
Walt Field ...
 Clive Denis (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael French ...
 Officer #2 (2 episodes, 1987)
Penny Fuller ...
 Marilyn (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Bank Teller (2 episodes, 1987)
Paul Hoover ...
 Jewelry Salesman (2 episodes, 1987)
John Horton ...
 David Richardson (2 episodes, 1987)
Mady Kaplan ...
 Mary Lou Kaiser (2 episodes, 1987)
Kathryn J. Larsen ...
 Kathy (2 episodes, 1987)
Mitchell Laurance ...
 Nathan Stein (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Myles Manning (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Ernie Cruz (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Franklin Bradshaw (2 episodes, 1987)
Ray Martucci ...
 Frank Juliano (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Louise (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Marc Schreuder (2 episodes, 1987)
Cynthia Meryl ...
 Real Estate Agent (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Mike Rosen (2 episodes, 1987)
Timothy J. Nelson ...
 Security Officer (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Steve Klein (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Joel Campbell (2 episodes, 1987)
Gene Pack ...
 Wally Glover (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Larry Schreuder (2 episodes, 1987)
Jim Platt ...
 Judge Jay Banks (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Frances Schreuder (2 episodes, 1987)
H.E.D. Redford ...
 Neil Siran (2 episodes, 1987)
Ray Reinhardt ...
 Dr. Moench (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Berenice Bradshaw (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Detective Voyles (2 episodes, 1987)
Mary Testa ...
 Jennie Coles (2 episodes, 1987)
Paul Van Dam ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Audrey Schreuder (2 episodes, 1987)
Morgan White ...
 Judge Saueya (2 episodes, 1987)
...
 Richard Behrens (2 episodes, 1987)
Edit

Storyline

A mother forces her son to kill her father, based upon a true event in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1978.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

4 January 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf Mutters Befehl  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Same story as "Nutcracker"
24 September 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a true story about a woman, accustomed to living beyond her means, who manipulates her sons into helping her kill her strict parents. It was produced around the same time as "Nutcracker: Money, Murder, Madness" which covers the same ground, and was based on the Shana Alexander true-crime bestseller. Because of that, and because Lee Remick starred in that film, it probably got more attention; quality-wise, however, the viewer could probably flip a coin.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
At Mother's Request Princiss
Discuss At Mother's Request (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?