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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Three years ago Jude disappeared. Now, she's coming back for her family...whether they like it or not. 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 Çocukları See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$318,332, 20 March 1994

Gross USA:

$737,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$737,548
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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

In the VHS version, the dolly tracks are visible when Kes walks towards the bath with Jude is sitting in it. See more »

Quotes

Michael Madigan: He's full of it, he was too little to remmber here
Ben Madigan: [Defensively] Was not... Callie saw her too, she asked if i knew her i said no
Michael Madigan: [Sarcastically] Why did you say no?
[Ben shrugs]
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Referenced in Anus Magillicutty (2003) See more »

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Original Soundtrack Recording Available on Varèse Sarabande Compact
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Thriller
30 December 2011 | by franksiegleSee all my reviews

I quite agree with positive reviews. Apparently they were not among the majority. This appears to be a movie you either love or you hate. Jamie Lee Curtis turns in a fine performance, not over the top more than necessary, full of quiet menace that explodes with enough underneath to make her psychopathy believable. On the surface, she seems in the beginning a normal person. A tic here, a turn of the lip, a set of the eyes, betrays the sickness inside her. The rest of the cast is quite good, though Peter Gallagher is less than stellar, but basically competent. Joanne Whalley is quite believable as was Lynn Redgrave.

The one big problem I have is that Luke Edwards as Kes is turned to Jamie's side too quickly. His role is key, but isn't sufficiently developed. It's sketched instead, which is too bad because, in a sense this is as much his movie as Jamie's. For once, perhaps, a film was under rather than over written.

The movie deserved better than it got.


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