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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
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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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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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She left them three years ago. Now she's coming back... Whether they like it or not.

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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)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$874,148 (USA)
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Jude's mother is on a ventilator and has a nasal cannula in place, so should not be able to speak. See more »

Quotes

Michael Madigan: He's full of it, he was too little to remmber here
Ben Madigan: [Defensively] Was not... Callie saw her too, she asked if i knew her i said no
Michael Madigan: [Sarcastically] Why did you say no?
[Ben shrugs]
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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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A surprisingly well-directed thriller.
4 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

On paper, this might seem to be just another predictable, formula thriller - the "mother from hell", after the "nanny from hell" ("The Hand That Rocks The Cradle") and the "temporary secretary from hell" ("The Temp"). But the screenwriters have managed to set up some psychologically complex situations and interesting character conflicts, and the French director, Yves Simoneau, shows a distinctive flair in his camerawork that makes the familiar material look much better than it should. Unfortunately, there are a few too many contrivances near the end ("freak accidents", cars with no brakes, etc), but the three main stars are all very fine and keep us involved in the story. (**1/2)


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