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Too Close to Home (1997)

The 29 year 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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Humberto Lopez (as Gil Rivera Blas)
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Ted Barnes
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Domenic Cina ...
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The 29 year 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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29 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Mother's Love  »

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Based on a real-life incident. In 1958, Elizabeth Ann Duncan hired two drifters - Augustine Baldonado and Luis Moya - 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. Elizabeth, Baldonado, and Moya were executed in San Quentin's gas chamber on August 8, 1962. See more »

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6 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

An incredible performance! This is one of the best films i have seen ever. I know this is being said a lot, but i bet you will not regret watching this film.

It's great from the very beginning to the last second. The acting (of especially the mother - played by Judith Light) is so convincing, there are not many other films i've seen that could compare to it, and it seems it's impossible not to feel anything for the people in this drama.

There are lots and lots of movies made every year, but if you have to choose just to see a few in your life - make this one of them.


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