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The Perfect Mother (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 February 1997 (USA)
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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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Major Kudos to Tyne Daly
19 July 2003 | by (Albany, California) – See all my reviews

If there was ever any question in your mind about what a terrific actor Tyne Daly is, you MUST see this movie. The themes of "every mother wants what's best for her family" and "only a mother knows what's best for her son" are taken to (sometimes unexpected) extremes.

The movie had the potential to be predictable, but Daly's performance blew that possibility right out of the water. She scared the "heck" out of me (and I've always LOVED her)!


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