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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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Bill Norton (as Bill L. Norton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Holly Marie Combs ... Alex Morrell
Roxanne Hart ... Anne Scripps Douglas
Sarah Chalke ... Annie Morrell
James Wilder ... Scott Douglas
Jonathan Scarfe ... Jimmy Romeo
Michael Buie ... Andy Phillips
Edgar Davis Jr. Edgar Davis Jr. ... Mark
Stephen Fanning Stephen Fanning ... Dave
Myriam Sirois ... Stacey
Jim Thorburn ... Princeton One
Rick Ravanello ... Officer Calder
Alf Humphreys ... Officer Derrick
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Tony Morrell
Nalia Rukavina Nalia Rukavina ... Tory Douglas
Bob Osborne Bob Osborne ... Roger Preston
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for scenes of domestic violence, substance abuse and brief sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Mother's Murder See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The real Anne Morrell Petrillo who's the middle daughter of the late Anne Scripps who was murdered by her husband Scott Douglas, committed suicide on September 24, 2009 at the age of 38, by jumping off the Tappan Zee Bridge the same bridge that her mother's husband & killer Scott Douglas committed suicide on December 31, 1993. However the Tappan Zee Bridge was demolished this year on January 12, 2019 and new Tappan Zee Bridge was built in 2017. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning when the sisters are on the train, the ice cubes in their drinking glasses are at the bottom. The cubes are obviously props since ice should float to the surface of the liquid. See more »

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Anne should have known better!
9 July 2005 | by willbost2003See all my reviews

Anne had every chance in the world to leave this bum. He smashed her face in several times; humiliated her in front of her family and friends; and fell for this jerk's constant begging and crying that he would change.

No offense but this would not have been tolerated by a African American woman. She would have killed this dope after all of these events. If she really loved the little girl Tori, she would have put her in a better environment with the older daughters on a permanent basis and never went back to this animal.

The movie was sad and well played. I admired the daughter Alex's toughness. Her sister was weak like the mom and let men punch her around too. Remember the scene when the police came and the weak sister and mom let the police leave without arresting the guy. No way they should have let that happen. However, this is a true indication of how abused women (and men in some cases) never make the tough decision to get out before someone gets killed. If they punch you once they are likely to do it again. Most do not change. I hope this is the lesson abused people took from this film. Nice movie but sad.


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