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Mother's Boys (1994)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  18 March 1994 (USA)
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Jude Madigan abandons her husband Robert and her three sons without any explanation. Three years later Jude inexplicably returns to reunite her family. However Robert and his new lover ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Robert Madigan
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Colleen 'Callie' Harland (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
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Lydia
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Kes Madigan
Colin Ward ...
Michael Madigan
Joey Zimmerman ...
Ben Madigan
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Lansing, Jude's Attorney
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Mark Kaplan, Robert's Attorney
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Everett, Principal
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Mr. Fogel, Teacher
Jill Freedman ...
Nurse
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Robert's Associate
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Jude's Analyst
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Planetarium Woman
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Storyline

Jude Madigan abandons her husband Robert and her three sons without any explanation. Three years later Jude inexplicably returns to reunite her family. However Robert and his new lover Callie see Jude for the true psychopath she is and try their best to protect their sons. Jude embarks on a non stop stalking and harassment campaign against the family, and even seduces her eldest son Kess into committing her acts of violence. Written by Volker Boehm

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Three years ago Jude disappeared. Now, she's coming back for her family...whether they like it or not. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and for a mother's sociopathic behavior | See all certifications »

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18 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adistakti mitera  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$874,148 (USA)
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Goofs

In the VHS version, the dolly tracks are visible when Kes walks towards the bath with Jude is sitting in it. See more »

Quotes

Ben Madigan: [Innocently] Dad's don't lie
Kes Madigan: Oh yeah?/Wanna bet?
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Referenced in Scream (1996) See more »

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Original Soundtrack Recording Available on Varèse Sarabande Compact
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Mediocre and not terribly well acted
27 December 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Jamie Lee Curtis established her career playing the victim of homicidal maniacs,now in "Mother's Boys"she gets a chance to play the killer She plays a mother who walked out on her husband and children and now wants them back.The problem is that her husband is petitioning for divorce and is having an affair with a local teacher,played by Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. She sets out to try to re-capture the affections of the kids,virtually flaunting herself at the elder child and seeking to poison their minds against Dad and his new paramour. The film is predictable and the performances curiously lacklustre,even from artists of some quality. Redgrave steals the movie as the kids Grandmother but even she seems on cruise control

Nothing special and for Curtis completists only


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