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Sins of the Mother (1991)

A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlement's and taunts. And while his ... See full summary »

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Ruth Coe
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Kevin Coe
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Ginny Perham
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Liz Trent
Jerry Bossard ...
Jay Williams
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Karen Turner
Joycelyn O'Brien ...
Sunshine Shelly
Dixie K. Wade ...
Irene Pool (as Dixie King-Wade)
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Matt Forbes
Keith Atkinson ...
District Attorney Brad
Jimmie Ray Weeks ...
Lt. Donner
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Gordon Coe
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Jennifer Coe
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Terry (as Joseph d'Angerio)
Gary Bayer ...
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A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlement's and taunts. And while his latest girlfriend starts discovering the depths of his anguish, no-one connects him with a long series of violent rapes that have been troubling the area. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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[last lines, Ruth is in prison for trying to attempt murder]
Ruth Coe: [to her prison guard] I, uh... don't suppose I have a letter from son? He's so loyal - he writes me often. I have a fine baby boy. Well, he's not really a baby anymore, but he'll always be my baby. Do you have children?
[the prison guard looks at her as she waits]
Ruth Coe: No, I've asked you that before. Everyone should have children; it's life's grandest experience, to watch them grow, to become good and fine and strong, someone to look after ...
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Sizzling True Story!
16 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Few stories are worth adapting to the screen. Elizabeth Montgomery gives a mind-bending brilliant performance as Ruth Coe, the beloved and twisted mother, of serial rapist Kevin Coe. It's not enough that her own son has been found, arrested, convicted, and imprisoned as the South Hill Rapist in Spokane, Washington. The South Hill Rapist struck usually in the mornings during his mornings when he jogged. He also struck about forty known victims and there were probably more than fifty knowing some who didn't report the crimes to the authorities. All the while, Mommy Dearest Ruth Coe refuses to believe any evidence and defends her son to the hilt. Elizabeth Montgomery's performance is chilling as is Dale Midkiff who plays her son. Now the real Kevin Coe might be released unless the state of Washington can place him on a island where he can be imprisoned for life as a dangerous sex offender. Even to this day, Spokane has not recovered from the years of terror as the South Hill Rapist struck and attacked his female victims.


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