Mommy (1995)

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After twelve-year-old Jessica-Ann's teacher breaks her neck, Jessica-Ann starts suspecting her cold and overprotective mother as the killer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Lemieux ...
Mark Jeffries
Mrs. Withers
Mickey Spillane ...
Sarah Jane Miller ...
Miss Jones the Janitor
Marian Wald ...
Mark Spellman ...
Janelle Vanerstrom ...
Substitute Teacher
Judith Meyers ...
Hallway Teacher
Gleeful Kid
Tom Castillo ...
Ambulance Attendant #1
Tom Summit ...
Ambulance Attendant #2 (as Tom Summitt)


An unofficial "sequel" to "The Bad Seed", Patty McCormack's "Mommy" is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter Jessica Ann -- so much so that when she finds out Jessica didn't get the "Student of the Year" award again, she solves the problem by murdering the teacher who didn't recommend her for it. She dismisses the killing as inconsequential ("a minor accident"), but the homicide detective assigned to the case suspects her immediately, and an insurance investigator who also suspects her tries to get close to Jessica Ann to find out what really happened. Written by filmfactsman

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28 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mommy - Wiegenlied einer Mörderin  »

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$700,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scream queen Brinke Stevens was an acquaintance of writer/director Max Allan Collins, whom he had met while the two were making personal appearances at comic book conventions. When asked about her involvement with the film, Collins commented, "Brinke was happy to have a chance to do something with her clothes on, I think." See more »

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Now this is an independent!
11 October 2000 | by (Normal, IL) – See all my reviews

Forget Blair Witch or the flavor of the month at the nearest artsy film festival. This is the definition of Independent. Shot on a shoestring in Muscatine, IA, this semi-sequel to The Bad Seed (Mommy is never named, but the parallel is obvious) is a character-driven study of a young girl discovering her perfect mother is just plain evil. The casting is clever, especially scream queen Brinke Stevens doing an about face as Mommy's "Plain-Jane" sister Beth. I highly recommend Max's novelisation, which fleshes out the back story. Also look for Max and his band playing at the dance.

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