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After twelve-year-old Jessica-Ann's teacher breaks her neck, Jessica-Ann starts suspecting her cold and overprotective mother as the killer.

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Max Allan Collins
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty McCormack ... Mommy
Rachel Lemieux Rachel Lemieux ... Jessica Ann
Jason Miller ... Lt. March
Brinke Stevens ... Beth
Michael Cornelison ... Mark Jeffries
Majel Barrett ... Mrs. Withers
Mickey Spillane ... Attorney Neal Ekhardt
Sarah Jane Miller Sarah Jane Miller ... Miss Jones the Janitor
Marian Wald Marian Wald ... Principal
Mark Spellman Mark Spellman ... Detective
Janelle Vanerstrom Janelle Vanerstrom ... Substitute Teacher
Judith Meyers Judith Meyers ... Hallway Teacher
Nathan Collins ... Gleeful Kid
Tom Castillo Tom Castillo ... Ambulance Attendant #1
Tom Summit Tom Summit ... Ambulance Attendant #2 (as Tom Summitt)
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An unofficial "sequel" to "The Bad Seed", Patty McCormack's "Mommy" is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter Jessica Ann -- so much so that when she finds out Jessica didn't get the "Student of the Year" award again, she solves the problem by murdering the teacher who didn't recommend her for it. She dismisses the killing as inconsequential ("a minor accident"), but the homicide detective assigned to the case suspects her immediately, and an insurance investigator who also suspects her tries to get close to Jessica Ann to find out what really happened. Written by filmfactsman

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June Cleaver with a cleaver. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mommy - Wiegenlied einer Mörderin See more »

Filming Locations:

Muscatine, Iowa, USA

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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M.A.C. Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Scream queen Brinke Stevens was an acquaintance of writer/director Max Allan Collins, whom he had met while the two were making personal appearances at comic book conventions. When asked about her involvement with the film, Collins commented, "Brinke was happy to have a chance to do something with her clothes on, I think." See more »

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Now this is an independent!
11 October 2000 | by GregO-2See all my reviews

Forget Blair Witch or the flavor of the month at the nearest artsy film festival. This is the definition of Independent. Shot on a shoestring in Muscatine, IA, this semi-sequel to The Bad Seed (Mommy is never named, but the parallel is obvious) is a character-driven study of a young girl discovering her perfect mother is just plain evil. The casting is clever, especially scream queen Brinke Stevens doing an about face as Mommy's "Plain-Jane" sister Beth. I highly recommend Max's novelisation, which fleshes out the back story. Also look for Max and his band playing at the dance.


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