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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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Tyne Daly gives the performance of a lifetime.
7 April 2000 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

I have rarely seen such a brilliantly performed and necessarily complicated portrayal of the 'bad guy'. Tyne Daly plays a powerful mother of two weak fully-grown sons and struggles to retain her hold over one of them when he gets married. Disturbing stuff.


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