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Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder 

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Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.
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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Lee Remick ...  Frances Schreuder 3 episodes, 1987
Tate Donovan ...  Marc 3 episodes, 1987
John Glover ...  Richard Behrens 3 episodes, 1987
Linda Kelsey ...  Elaine 3 episodes, 1987
Frank Military ...  Larry 3 episodes, 1987
G.D. Spradlin ...  Franklin Bradshaw 3 episodes, 1987
Inga Swenson ...  Marilyn 3 episodes, 1987
Elizabeth Wilson ...  Berenice Bradshaw 3 episodes, 1987
David Ackroyd ...  Jones 3 episodes, 1987
Lee de Broux ...  Van Dam 3 episodes, 1987
Jonathan Frakes ...  Rosen 3 episodes, 1987
Harris Laskawy Harris Laskawy ...  Waring 3 episodes, 1987
Robert Schenkkan ...  Campbell 3 episodes, 1987
Tony Musante ...  Vittorio 3 episodes, 1987
Daniel Hugh Kelly ...  Mike George 3 episodes, 1987
Zina Bethune ...  Paula 3 episodes, 1987
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ...  Doug Steele 3 episodes, 1987
Gerald Hiken Gerald Hiken ...  Erdheim 3 episodes, 1987
Thomas Hill ...  Dr. Grant 3 episodes, 1987
Charles Howerton ...  Frederick 3 episodes, 1987
Ryan MacDonald Ryan MacDonald ...  Divorce Judge 3 episodes, 1987
George McDaniel ...  Dr. Blake 3 episodes, 1987
Jack Rader ...  Robert Reagan 3 episodes, 1987
Don Starr ...  Judge Baldwin 3 episodes, 1987
George Wallace ...  Bernard Bradshaw 3 episodes, 1987
Michael Welden Michael Welden ...  Frances' Companion 3 episodes, 1987
Joseph Whipp Joseph Whipp ...  Klein 3 episodes, 1987
Noble Willingham ...  Tesch 3 episodes, 1987
Virginia Dale ...  Miss Taylor 3 episodes, 1987
Ben Hartigan Ben Hartigan ...  Minister 3 episodes, 1987
Paul Jonathan Henry Paul Jonathan Henry ...  Marco (Age 7) 3 episodes, 1987
John Kirby ...  Frank the Bartender 3 episodes, 1987
Jarrett Lennon Jarrett Lennon ...  Lorenzo Bradshaw (Age 5) 3 episodes, 1987
Cathryn Perdue Cathryn Perdue ...  Nancy Jones 3 episodes, 1987
Nicholas Rutherford ...  Marco (Age 4) 3 episodes, 1987
Edmund Stoiber Edmund Stoiber ...  Cerny 3 episodes, 1987
T.J. Worzalla T.J. Worzalla ...  Ariadne (Age 4) 3 episodes, 1987
Ned Bellamy 3 episodes, 1987
Frances Bergen 3 episodes, 1987
Darwyn Carson 3 episodes, 1987
Danny Chambers 3 episodes, 1987
Lilyan Chauvin 3 episodes, 1987
Peter Crook Peter Crook 3 episodes, 1987
Cindi Dietrich Cindi Dietrich 3 episodes, 1987
Dean Dittman Dean Dittman 3 episodes, 1987
Todd Everett Todd Everett ...  Lie Detector Interrogator 3 episodes, 1987
Peter Hobbs 3 episodes, 1987
Tom Hodges 3 episodes, 1987
Leslie Kendall Dye ...  Ariadne Shreuder 3 episodes, 1987
Tuck Milligan 3 episodes, 1987
Matthew Newmark Matthew Newmark ...  Lorenzo (Age 8) 3 episodes, 1987
John Petlock John Petlock 3 episodes, 1987
J.C. Quinn 3 episodes, 1987
Liam Sullivan 3 episodes, 1987
Andy Wood Andy Wood 3 episodes, 1987
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Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cascanueces: Dinero, locura y asesinato See more »

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Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on the real life of Frances Schreuder. See more »

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Version of At Mother's Request (1987) See more »

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intriguing study of insane mother and the sons who loved her.
25 April 2002 | by thomandybishSee all my reviews

This TV mini-series, based on an early eighties murder case, was the better of two such efforts that, if I remember correctly, competed against each other on different networks. The story concerns Frances Schreuder, an unbalanced jet-setter whose insiduous control over her sons prompts her to use her youngest son, Marc, in a plot to kill her father, wealthy owner of a successful auto parts franchise. Of the two efforts, this one is the better portrayal. The other film starred Stefanie Powers as an unattractive, vitriolic Frances; Lee Remick's portrayal made Schreuder less of a frumpish harpy and more of a charming, chilling psychopath; her Frances exudes stylishness as well as madness. There's a sense of something . . . not quite sympathy, but at least interest in what this attractive woman will do, but more importantly, WHY she does it, the reasons for which are never fully explained(although it is alluded to that the instability is inherent from her childhood). Remick makes her character beguiling and creepy at the same time; we can't take our eyes off of her. The sons' roles in their mother's sick plan is explored more thoroughly in this film than in the Stefanie Powers version. One of the better explorations of the workings of the deranged mind to come on TV in the 80s. Fascinating.


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