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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Mommy
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Beth
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Mark Jeffries
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Mrs. Withers
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Miss Jones the Janitor
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Detective
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Substitute Teacher
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Hallway Teacher
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Gleeful Kid
Tom Castillo ...
Ambulance Attendant #1
Tom Summit ...
Ambulance Attendant #2 (as Tom Summitt)
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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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Mommy - Wiegenlied einer Mörderin  »

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Miguel Ferrer, a close personal friend of writer/director Max Allan Collins, was originally attached to the movie in the role of Lt. March. Ferrer bowed out when he was offered a paid job on another film. 'Jason Miller (I)' was then contacted and promptly accepted the role. See more »

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Painfully Bad
21 January 2001 | by (Des Moines, IA) – See all my reviews

I do realize this film was made on a limited budget, but they could have made it so much better. The shots were grainy, the lighting was bad, and the widescreen dvd version was hardly widescreen at all. Apparently Patty McCormack has forgotten how to act, because she was quite good in the Bad Seed. The supporting cast does the film no better. The apparent parallels to the original only act as an insult, especially since the modern counterparts pale in comparison to the characters in which they were based (ex. the janitor at school trying to play LeRoy) The effects were terrible, especially the gun shot scene, and the soundtrack was annoying. Why Patty McCormack passed up other offers before deciding to make this one is a mystery to me. It may have been a good idea on paper, but was executed poorly. This film can only be enjoyed for its camp quality, which in itself is hardly enough.


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