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Sins of the Mother (1991)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 19 February 1991
A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlement's and taunts. And while his ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Ruth Coe
Dale Midkiff ... Kevin Coe
Heather Fairfield ... Ginny Perham
Talia Balsam ... Liz Trent
Jerry Bossard Jerry Bossard ... Jay Williams
Mimi Kennedy ... Karen Turner
Joycelyn O'Brien Joycelyn O'Brien ... Sunshine Shelly
Dixie K. Wade Dixie K. Wade ... Irene Pool (as Dixie King-Wade)
J.P. Bumstead J.P. Bumstead ... Matt Forbes
Keith Atkinson Keith Atkinson ... District Attorney Brad
Jimmie Ray Weeks ... Lt. Donner
Richard Roat ... Gordon Coe
Caroline Williams ... Jennifer Coe
Joe D'Angerio ... Terry (as Joseph d'Angerio)
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... E.R. Doctor


A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlement's and taunts. And while his latest girlfriend starts discovering the depths of his anguish, no-one connects him with a long series of violent rapes that have been troubling the area. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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19 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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[last lines, Ruth is in prison for trying to attempt murder]
Ruth Coe: [to her prison guard] I, uh... don't suppose I have a letter from son? He's so loyal - he writes me often. I have a fine baby boy. Well, he's not really a baby anymore, but he'll always be my baby. Do you have children?
[the prison guard looks at her as she waits]
Ruth Coe: No, I've asked you that before. Everyone should have children; it's life's grandest experience, to watch them grow, to become good and fine and strong, someone to look after ...
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Quite obvious
1 October 2004 | by 0llinSee all my reviews

I think it was a very obvious plot since the very beginning, in spite of the apparent good relation that the guy keeps with his mother to the outside world while is very notorious how possessive the woman is towards the son and how he feels about her doing that.

Plus alternatively some cases of rape to a lot of women, making at least to me, the immediate connection of who was behind it, because we didn't get to know more people that you could believe were other possible "suspects"...yes i know is not an episode of Murder she wrote but a real life story film showing us simultaneously what was going on since the beginning, what to me means a big: BOOOORIIIIIIIIIING moment...so if you just want to be right about it, you just need to stay until the whole thing ends.

So you can watch it if you really don't have anything better to do or because you were put into quarantine and there is nothing else showing on TV, otherwise don't...unless you like this type of film.

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