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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

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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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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Wonderfully, sad tale.
26 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was doing research on famous domestic abuse cases and came across this movie. Aside from being slightly dramatized in true Hollywood fashion I thought it did a great job portraying the abuse from several points of view. It was honest and candid in a way that most abuse movies aren't. Anne's sense of inability to leave her abusive relationship was depicted quite well, and her daughter's sense of futility to help her was heartbreaking and very well done. The situation was portrayed very realistically and I was rather amazed at the way the actors were able to truly tap into those intense emotions. Holly Marie Combs in particular was just spectacular.This movie was great. It's definitely up in the caliber of "The Burning Bed."


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