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Mother's Boys (1993)

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Jude Madigan abandons her husband Robert and her three sons without any explanation. Three years later Jude inexplicably returns to reunite her family. However Robert and his new lover ... See full summary »

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Yves Simoneau

Writers:

Bernard Taylor (novel), Barry Schneider (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Judith 'Jude' Madigan
Peter Gallagher ... Robert Madigan
Joanne Whalley ... Colleen 'Callie' Harland (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Vanessa Redgrave ... Lydia
Luke Edwards ... Kes Madigan
Colin Ward Colin Ward ... Michael Madigan
Joey Zimmerman ... Ben Madigan
Joss Ackland ... Lansing, Jude's Attorney
Paul Guilfoyle ... Mark Kaplan, Robert's Attorney
J.E. Freeman ... Everett, Principal
John C. McGinley ... Mr. Fogel, Teacher
Jill Freedman Jill Freedman ... Nurse
Lorraine Toussaint ... Robert's Associate
Ken Lerner ... Jude's Analyst
Mary Anne McGarry ... Planetarium Woman
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Storyline

Jude Madigan abandons her husband Robert and her three sons without any explanation. Three years later Jude inexplicably returns to reunite her family. However Robert and his new lover Callie see Jude for the true psychopath she is and try their best to protect their sons. Jude embarks on a non stop stalking and harassment campaign against the family, and even seduces her eldest son Kess into committing her acts of violence. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some family ties can never be severed. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and for a mother's sociopathic behavior | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annenin Çocuklari See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$874,148
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Miramax,CBS Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Jude's mother is on a ventilator and has a nasal cannula in place, so should not be able to speak. See more »

Quotes

Ben Madigan: [first lines?] Kes can i get in your bed?
Kes Madigan: Yeah sure
Ben Madigan: I was just thinking about this judge
Kes Madigan: He just wants us to ask a bunch of questions
Ben Madigan: [Nervous] But what if i don't remmber stuff?
Ben Madigan: [Reassuring] It's okay it's not a test
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Referenced in Scream (1996) See more »

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Original Soundtrack Recording Available on Varèse Sarabande Compact
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A good B list suspense film that ends as expected!
9 May 2015 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

Had never really heard of this film just watched it and I must say that "Mother's Boys" was an okay film of suspense and drama and blended with some hot sex appeal from veteran scream queen actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Anyway the story is compelling and interesting as Jamie Lee is Jude Madigan a woman who all of a sudden has left her family that includes her husband(Peter Gallagher)and boys, and in the meantime husband and sons have built a new life with a new female friend. Years later as Jude returns as a woman scorned hell have no fury like the wrath as a dangerous obsession to get back the former life has all in danger. As Jude is just to provocative, blunt, outspoken, and crazy for anyone's own good! This little thriller is seductive and filled with suspense drama from start to finish and it was nice to see Jamie Lee so sexy in a B type movie as she strut's her stuff so well!


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