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Too Close to Home (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  29 April 1997 (USA)
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The 29 years old lawyer Nick Donahue is still living with his mother (Diana). To escape from her possessive behavior he decides to look for a flat of his own. Diana can't stand the idea of ... See full summary »

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Nick Donahue (as Rick Schroder)
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Dorothy Gordon ...
Mrs. Jane Sweeney
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Adrienne
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Brian Moffett
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Judge Sorenson
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Henry Singh
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Gloria Lopez
Isai Rivera Blas ...
Humberto Lopez (as Gil Rivera Blas)
Don Allison ...
Ted Barnes
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Woody Ryan
Christopher Kelk ...
Jackson
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The 29 years old lawyer Nick Donahue is still living with his mother (Diana). To escape from her possessive behavior he decides to look for a flat of his own. Diana can't stand the idea of her son leaving her. Trying to make him change his mind she doesn't even hesitate to simulate a suicide attempt. While she is hospitalized, Nick falls in love with a nurse (Abby) and they quickly marry. When Diana finds this out, things take a dramatic turn... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Based on a real-life incident. In 1958, Elizabeth Ann Duncan hired two men to murder her pregnant daughter-in-law out of jealousy of her son, Frank, an attorney. As in the film, Frank met his wife, a nurse, at a hospital after Elizabeth attempted suicide in a ploy to keep him from leaving home, and, as in the film, he represented his mother at her trial. Duncan and the men were executed in San Quentin's gas chamber on August 8, 1962. See more »

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Dead Psycho Mom Walking
21 May 2002 | by (Fairbanks, U.S. Territory of Alaska) – See all my reviews

This movie wasn't that good. I'm perplexed at how many people think this is A+ material. Instead of being glued to the screen, halfway through until the end I was pretty fidgety. I have this long-standing rule to sit through every movie I start, no matter how bad it is. Usually I get all fidgety 'cause I want it to end and I don't want to be sitting in front of the screen anymore. This wasn't 100% horrible, there were good performances but what the heck can you do with 96 minutes? Not enough. It seemed the script skimped on a lot of fine suspense that coulda shoulda been there but wasn't due to time. Yet another Made-for-TV movie that seems like a condensed version of what it could be. Oh well. The whole idea of the wacky creepy Judith Light character who loves her son a *bit* too much is just, well, creepy. Then there's Ricky Schroder's character who doesn't have the cahones to LEAVE!? He's a lawyer who doesn't have his own place to pay for, who doesn't have a car to pay for but he's too broke to leave and get away from Psycho Mom? Whatever. My grade: D


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