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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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John Patterson

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Jack Olsen (book), Richard Fielder (teleplay)
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Cast

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
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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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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sins of the Mother See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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For Elizabeth Montgomery Fans
6 December 2001 | by numberone_1See all my reviews

This movie was based on an actual case, and it appears to relate the components of the real-life story rather well, though most of the acting is rudimentary and the characters are portrayed as one-dimensional; portraying them this way was either (a) due to limitations in writing, or (b) necessary so that the plot could progress without any holes.

In any case, Elizabeth Montgomery completely steals the show and compels the viewer to keep watching. Her performance in this movie is reason enough to watch it, and is testimony to her profound and multi-dimensional abilities as an actor. Elizabeth Montgomery is one of a very small subset of actors that can make virtually any role "go" (a/k/a believable, compelling, thought-provoking).


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