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The Perfect Mother (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  18 February 1997 (USA)
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Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' ... See full summary »

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Elanie Podaras
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Kathryn M. Podaras
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John Podaras (as Justin Louis)
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Charlene Podaras
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Dan Podaras
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Joy Pigeon
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Gina Mitrou (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Carlos Joe Costa ...
Detective Hernandez
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Frank Podaras (as Jon Cuthbert)
Jennifer Clement ...
Sarah
Karen Elizabeth Austin ...
Irene
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Theodora
Nathaniel DeVeaux ...
Sergeant Stern
John Oliver ...
Jesse J.
Kate Robbins ...
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Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' lives. Simpleton Dan is happy to sire the crucial heir without hesitation to keep unruly, immature wife Charlene in line, but goes to far, so she absconds pregnant. Firstborn John gave up his dream, fishery, to work in the garage. When he marries Kathryn, she starts questioning and resisting Elenie's matriarchal manipulation, but bares her a grandson. The conflict escalates, leaving John torn between loyalties. Written by KGF Vissers

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A shocking true story
14 October 2001 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Every time I see this film, I find it hard to belive that it's a true story. The plot about a mother who will do anything to protect her family is very deep. Tyne Daly gives a chilling performance. Ione Skye who's always good plays her role as the terried daughter in-law is top notch. Check it out.


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