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The Perfect Mother (1997)

Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' ... See full summary »

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Peter Levin

Writer:

Karen Clark
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyne Daly ... Elanie Podaras
Ione Skye ... Kathryn M. Podaras
Louis Ferreira ... John Podaras (as Justin Louis)
Tuesday Knight ... Charlene Podaras
David Cubitt ... Dan Podaras
Gwynyth Walsh ... Joy Pigeon
Dee Wallace ... Gina Mitrou (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Carlos Joe Costa Carlos Joe Costa ... Detective Hernandez
Johnny Cuthbert ... Frank Podaras (as Jon Cuthbert)
Jennifer Clement ... Sarah
Karen Elizabeth Austin Karen Elizabeth Austin ... Irene
Betty Linde ... Theodora
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Sergeant Stern
Gerry Bean ... Jesse J. (as John Oliver)
Kate Robbins Kate Robbins ... Marion
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Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' lives. Simpleton Dan is happy to sire the crucial heir without hesitation to keep unruly, immature wife Charlene in line, but goes to far, so she absconds pregnant. Firstborn John gave up his dream, fishery, to work in the garage. When he marries Kathryn, she starts questioning and resisting Elenie's matriarchal manipulation, but bares her a grandson. The conflict escalates, leaving John torn between loyalties. Written by KGF Vissers

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color (Gastown)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A shocking true story
14 October 2001 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Every time I see this film, I find it hard to belive that it's a true story. The plot about a mother who will do anything to protect her family is very deep. Tyne Daly gives a chilling performance. Ione Skye who's always good plays her role as the terried daughter in-law is top notch. Check it out.


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