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Our Mother's Murder (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 16 July 1997
Fact-based true crime story about the murder of publishing heiress Anne Scripps Douglas who, in 1989, married a young hunk who eventually killed her.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Morrell
... Anne Scripps Douglas
... Annie Morrell
... Scott Douglas
... Jimmy Romeo
... Andy Phillips
Edgar Davis Jr. ... Mark
Stephen Fanning ... Dave
... Stacey
... Princeton One
... Officer Calder
... Officer Derrick
Michael Ryan ... Tony Morrell
Nalia Rukavina ... Tory Douglas
Bob Osborne ... Roger Preston
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Fact-based true crime story about the murder of publishing heiress Anne Scripps Douglas who, in 1989, married a young hunk who eventually killed her. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Many marriages end in divorce. If only she had been so lucky.

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Rated PG-13 for scenes of domestic violence, substance abuse and brief sensuality | See all certifications »
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16 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Anne brings Scott some coffee while he's remodeling, and hands it to him. Once the camera cuts to her, you see her handing it to him again. See more »

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Attractive sophisticated level headed woman marries jerk.
15 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie recently aired on The Lifetime Channel. An attractive woman has a married life full of everything(or nearly everything) one would think a woman would want. She divorces her husband and father of her two daughters meets and marries Jerk First Class. One thing leads to another and Mr.Wonderful eventually murders her. I started watching this film and didn't expect to stay with it for more than a few minutes but kept watching it until the end. I came away with the same feeling as with The Stepfather films and 1984's First Born which starred Teri Garr. Where do women find these guys and why do they fall for them? Unlike The Stepfather trilogy and First Born this film was based on a true story which makes it all the more sadder. The acting is actually quite good. The story doesn't drag and keeps the viewer interested even though the outcome because of the title i.e. "Our Mothers Murder" is certain. Somehow however it becomes hard to have sympathy for the main character i.e. Ann Scripps Douglas because of her decision to get involved with this guy who begins using her for a punching bag not long after they wed. The film makes reference to the strong bond between the mother and her two adult daughters. Although one doesn't seem to learn anything from her mothers experience as she snags a boyfriend who pummels her a few times. The movie is worth watching whether you feel sympathy for the abused wife and her two daughters or not.


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