Mother's Boys (1994)

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Robert Madigan
Colleen 'Callie' Harland (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Kes Madigan
Colin Ward ...
Michael Madigan
Joey Zimmerman ...
Ben Madigan
Lansing, Jude's Attorney
Mark Kaplan, Robert's Attorney
Everett, Principal
Mr. Fogel, Teacher
Jill Freedman ...
Robert's Associate
Jude's Analyst
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This divorce is going to be a nightmare. See more »


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adistakti mitera  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)


$874,148 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jude fastens her seat belt in the tunnel when she lets Kes drive, but when he starts driving she stands up and yells. See more »


Ben Madigan: I saw her Kes... i saw her at school
Ben Madigan: ... she didn't think i knew her... but i did
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Referenced in Anus Magillicutty (2003) See more »


Performed by Clair Marlo
Music by George S. Clinton
Lyrics by Charlotte Clinton, Seth Kaplan and George S. Clinton
Published by Char-Geor Music/Spaulding Avenue Music (ASCAP)
Produced by George S. Clinton
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Very Entertaining and well acted
15 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I disagree with many people on this film's quality. I thought the movie was great and I enjoyed watching it. The directing is good, the writing is better. Jamie Lee Curtis is great in this film, but she looks awful with blonde hair. Vanessa Redgrave is just as good as Curtis, and it's nice to see a familiar face in this film besides Curtis. Peter Gallagher is okay. Joanne Whaley and Luke Edwards give good performances. The cast is great in this film. Jamie Lee Curtis did not do this for the money. I saw it on Encore on evening, and the movie previewer said that Curtis said she took the role because this film allowed her to be the terrorizer instead of the terrorized, which is what she did mostly in the 70's and early 80's. I don't see what is so bad about this film. I give it a 7 out of 10

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