5.5/10
196
7 user 1 critic

My Mother, the Spy (2000)

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Kerry Ellison is sexually harassed at work. No matter how much she complains, the problem, Jack Gilcrest, is unstoppable. Kerry's only left option is court. Will she win?

Director: Allan Kroeker
Stars: Rena Sofer, Victor Garber, Maria Ricossa
Color Me Perfect (TV Movie 1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An intellectually disabled woman who works in a store under the watchful guidance of her nephew guardian undergoes an experimental treatment that transforms her--temporarily--into a genius.

Director: Michele Lee
Stars: Michele Lee, Susan Blakely, Robin Thomas
Closer and Closer (TV Movie 1996)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Kate Saunders is a successful writer of books dealing with serial killers. She is also a paraplegic as the result of a vicious attack by a killer who also murdered three woman after being ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Gerber
Stars: Kim Delaney, Scott Kraft, Henry Alessandroni
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. ... See full summary »

Director: Dyan Cannon
Stars: Dyan Cannon, John Heard, George Coe
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Madie Levrington is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York mental institution where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of an expensive divorce. She ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Dyan Cannon, Robert Blake, Quinn K. Redeker
Jenny's War (TV Movie 1985)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.

Director: Steve Gethers
Stars: Dyan Cannon, Elke Sommer, Robert Hardy
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A drama that investigates anxiety and disillusionment in America.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Wendell Pierce
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The wives of several high-powered doctors feel neglected due to their husbands' focus on their careers, so they embark on a regimen of sex, drugs and booze.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Dyan Cannon, Richard Crenna, Gene Hackman
Music | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Willie Nelson is a country singer on the road caught in a romantic triangle with Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving, the daughter of one of his longtime musical sidekick.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Stars: Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving
Christmas in Connecticut (TV Movie 1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Elizabeth is the star of a successful cooking show and author of several cookbooks. But when her manager, Alexander sees forest ranger Jefferson, who lost his cabin in a fire, comment on TV... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Stars: Dyan Cannon, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Curtis
Navigating the Heart (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An unlikely romance between a cosmopolitan career woman and a small town fisherman.

Director: David Burton Morris
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Tim Matheson, David Andrews
The Pickle (1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row. Facing dismissal from the top perch of Hollywood and finacial ruin from back taxes, he ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon, Clotilde Courau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Alison Shaeffer
...
Gloria Shaeffer
...
Rabbi / Gary Sutton
...
Gustavo Vasquez
...
Grandma
...
Herb Kulcheck
...
Peter
...
George Trumbell
Marcus Hondro ...
Henchman #1 (as Marcus Leros Hondro)
Ken Camroux ...
Marty Solow
...
Arturo
Shawn Macdonald ...
Eric
...
Henchman #2
...
Hotel Clerk
...
Waiter (as Ricky Cheng)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

spy | mother | cia agent | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anyám, a kém  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The horse Alison and Gary use to escape the hit men is black in color. In the next scene, however, it has been replaced with a brown one. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jayne Brook is Extraordinary
6 March 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Jayne Brook is undoubtedly is one of sexiest film and television actresses I have ever witnessed on the big or small screen. She evokes a sensual warmth, subtle sexual tension with leading men and casual, natural femininity that is comparable only to early Carol Lynley, very early Bette Davis or Lauren Bacall. I sometimes think Christa Miller of the "The Drew Carey Show" comes close to this type of magnetic screen presence but she doesn't do so consistently. For Ms. Brook, it is as if she was gifted by her parents some extraordinarily strong female pheromones, only 'pheromones for the eyes'.

She can dance. She can act. She makes her fellow performers shine. She has terrific comedic timing and a transparent honesty. I actually find it difficult to take my eyes off of her during her performance.

"My Mother, The Spy" is so-so. How pleasant to see Gloria Stuart in one of her final roles post-"Titanic". But the film is a good-for-the-time-being star vehicle for the radiant Ms. Brook. She is easily ready for the big time and, frankly, overdue. What a refreshing change she'd be from the inauthentic J-Lo's and Charlize's of the film world.

I'd like to see her stretch into a serious starring motion picture role. Maybe a Hollywood casting director might decide to avoid the mediocre and land this supremely talented cu-tie...

By the way, I thought Dyan Cannon did her usual excellent job, in this case, playing her mother. Even in 2000, Cannon continues to defy age comparisons as she looks so darn young!


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss My Mother, the Spy (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?