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Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)

Fans of Mary Tyler Moore may be taken aback by her performance in this fact-based drama, in which she plays a character far removed from her bubbly Laura Petrie and Mary Richards personae. ... See full summary »

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Adrian Havill (book), Paul Eric Myers (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Sante Chambers Kimes / Eva Guerrero
Robert Forster ... Ken 'Pappa' Kimes
Gabriel Olds ... Kenny Kimes / Manny Guerrin
Jean Stapleton ... Irene Silverman
Ken Radley Ken Radley ... Agent
Arianthe Galani Arianthe Galani ... Beatrice
Mark Mitchell Mark Mitchell ... Sante's Lawyer
Wayne Hope ... Tony Vatelero
Alex Breden Alex Breden ... Kenny at 4 Years
Jared Daperis ... Kenny at 8 Years
Daniel Daperis Daniel Daperis ... Kent at 12 Years
Matthew Vennell Matthew Vennell ... Kent at 15 Years
Matt Robinson Matt Robinson ... Kent at 18 Years (as Matthew Robinson)
Leighton Phair Leighton Phair ... Ramos
Carolyne Cooper Carolyne Cooper ... Irene's Maid
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Fans of Mary Tyler Moore may be taken aback by her performance in this fact-based drama, in which she plays a character far removed from her bubbly Laura Petrie and Mary Richards personae. She gets deep inside the role of Sante Kimes, whose childhood of abuse and exploitation leaves a legacy of amorality that she passes on to her son Kenny (Gabriel Olds). Written by Chance Fell

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The Real-Life Case That's Still Making Headlines.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Most Deadly Family See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mary Tyler Moore stated she accepted the role because she felt such a strong connection with Sante Kimes. See more »

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It could have been better!
31 July 2001 | by SylSee all my reviews

The story is so bizarre but it is all true. Mary Tyler Moore deserves an Emmy nomination for her performance as the criminal mastermind, Sante Kimes. She really makes you forget her days on the Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke shows altogether playing this incestuous control freak. She was true to her character as awful as she was. The real story behind it is such a tragedy. Poor Irene Silverman and other victims who was so suspicious and caught on to their act only to get murdered and discarded like garbage. It is such a shame that they never found her body and probably never will at this point. But what gall is that they filmed this in Australia. Come on, US can't be that expensive. The film is awful but true to the story. I have read several books on the case so you can't say it wasn't made up when it indeed happened.


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