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Any Mother's Son (1997)

A navy officer is murdered by two fellow seamen, and the officer's mother discovers that her son was killed because he was gay. Fighting her own homophobia and grief, she tries to find a way to get justice for him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dorothy Hajdys
... Kathy
... Allen
... Doris
... Ben
... Billy
... Peggy Evans
... Captain John Curtis
... Commander Stevens
Paul Haddad ... John Miller
... Rick Rodgers
... Gertie
... Terry Helvey
... Rich Eastman
... Charles Vins
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A navy officer is murdered by two fellow seamen, and the officer's mother discovers that her son was killed because he was gay. Fighting her own homophobia and grief, she tries to find a way to get justice for him.

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A son buried under a web of lies. A mother uncovering the truth.

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11 August 1997 (USA)  »

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El coraje de una madre  »

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Dorothy Hajdys: Why? Why did you kill my son. What did he ever do to you?
Terry Helvey: [starts to cry] Nothing.
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Well made and Emotional
3 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

After seeing this film for the first time and knowing it to be a true story made it very emotional and realise what life can be like is the US Navy.

Any Mother's son is the true story of US Navy Seaman Allen Shindler who is murdered by two of his fellow seamen while on shore leave from his post in Japan, it is then up to his mother, sister and the help of a reporter to ensure that the Navy carry out the justice that is due against the murderers.

Any mothers son is a well made, factual and emotional true to life film and is worthy of the award it one for outstanding made for TV movie.


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