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Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Crime | Thriller  -  20 May 2001 (USA)
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Fans of Mary Tyler Moore may be taken aback by her performance in this fact-based drama, in which she plays a character far removed from her bubbly Laura Petrie and Mary Richards personae. ... See full summary »

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Title: Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (TV Movie 2001)

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Ken 'Pappa' Kimes
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Ken Radley ...
Arianthe Galani ...
Mark Mitchell ...
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Tony Vatelero
Alex Breden ...
Kenny at 4 Years
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Kenny at 8 Years
Daniel Daperis ...
Kent at 12 Years
Matthew Vennell ...
Kent at 15 Years
Matt Robinson ...
Kent at 18 Years (as Matthew Robinson)
Leighton Phair ...
Carolyne Cooper ...
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Fans of Mary Tyler Moore may be taken aback by her performance in this fact-based drama, in which she plays a character far removed from her bubbly Laura Petrie and Mary Richards personae. She gets deep inside the role of Sante Kimes, whose childhood of abuse and exploitation leaves a legacy of amorality that she passes on to her son Kenny (Gabriel Olds). Written by Chance Fell

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The Real-Life Case That's Still Making Headlines.

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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20 May 2001 (USA)  »

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A Most Deadly Family  »

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The original title for this movie was "The Mother, The Son and the Socialite". The same title of the novel for which the movie is based. See more »

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It could have been better!
31 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is so bizarre but it is all true. Mary Tyler Moore deserves an Emmy nomination for her performance as the criminal mastermind, Sante Kimes. She really makes you forget her days on the Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke shows altogether playing this incestuous control freak. She was true to her character as awful as she was. The real story behind it is such a tragedy. Poor Irene Silverman and other victims who was so suspicious and caught on to their act only to get murdered and discarded like garbage. It is such a shame that they never found her body and probably never will at this point. But what gall is that they filmed this in Australia. Come on, US can't be that expensive. The film is awful but true to the story. I have read several books on the case so you can't say it wasn't made up when it indeed happened.


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