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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

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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

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Taglines:

This divorce is going to be a nightmare. 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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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: I saw her Kes... i saw her at school
[swallows]
Ben Madigan: ... she didn't think i knew her... but i did
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Connections

Referenced in Scream (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

THE LONGEST NIGHT - THEME FROM MOTHER'S BOYS
Performed by Clair Marlo
Music by George S. Clinton
Lyrics by Charlotte Clinton, Seth Kaplan and George S. Clinton
Published by Char-Geor Music/Spaulding Avenue Music (ASCAP)
Produced by George S. Clinton
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Why Was This Crap Of A Film Even Made?
8 March 2003 | by babyboytoy2001See all my reviews

Jaime Lee Curtis is one of my favorite actresses, but this movie is truly terrible. I was all excited when I saw it was coming on cable, but I couldn't believe my eyes within only 20 minutes.

In the movie, Curtis plays a woman who abandons her husband and children and comes back, hoping to be welcomed back into thier lives with open arms. But she soon discovers that her husband has moved on with a new woman and wants a divorce. Then the movie gets really stupid, with childish pranks, as when Curtis spray paints "whore" on the side of the other woman's car. She begins stalking the family and is even able to manipulate her oldest son into helping her. There is one awful scene where her son watches her walking around naked with "lust" in his eyes. The movie almost tries to imply incest between a woman in her late 30s and a child in his pre-teens.

I won't spoil the ending for you, but it's so stupid that you'll wish I'd warned you first.


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