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Our Mother's Murder (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 16 July 1997
Fact-based true crime story about the murder of publishing heiress Anne Scripps Douglas who, in 1989, married a young hunk who eventually killed her.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Scripps Douglas
Annie Morrell
Scott Douglas
Jimmy Romeo
Andy Phillips
Edgar Davis Jr. ...
Stephen Fanning ...
Princeton One
Officer Calder
Officer Derrick
Michael Ryan ...
Tony Morrell
Nalia Rukavina ...
Tory Douglas
Bob Osborne ...
Roger Preston


Fact-based true crime story about the murder of publishing heiress Anne Scripps Douglas who, in 1989, married a young hunk who eventually killed her. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Many marriages end in divorce. If only she had been so lucky.


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for scenes of domestic violence, substance abuse and brief sensuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Our Mother's Murder  »

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At the very beginning when the sisters are on the train, the ice cubes in their drinking glasses are at the bottom. The cubes are obviously props since ice should float to the surface of the liquid. See more »

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Our Mothers Murder is a fitting case study about the affects of domestic violence
16 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie appeared to me to be sending the message loud and clear - THIS IS WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU BECOME INVOLVED IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP AND DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR SUPPORTERS. The fact that this movie is based on a true story removes any need for me to be critical of it. The producers did themselves justice by focusing on the daughters role in what happened. It should at the very least make any victim think about the pain the family and friends go through when they see a 'loved one' in an abusive relationship. I loved the film and all three main actors Holly, Sarah and Roxie were just great.

I have to give the film 10 out of 10 - the whole cast and crew appeared to do more than 'really try;' they portrayed a story easily believable and is all too real. They didn't go for any fancy twists or turns - they just did it! I found myself feeling sorry for the loss of Roxie to all who knew her. Domestic Abuse/Violence is a hot issue for discussion and this film is a great training resource too!

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