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Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | | Documentary, Crime | 11 March 2017 (USA)
In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

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Erin Lee Carr
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Credited cast:
Jim Arnott Jim Arnott ... Himself - Sheriff
David Blanchard David Blanchard ... Himself - Gypsy's Neighbor (archive footage)
Dee Dee Blanchard Dee Dee Blanchard ... Herself (archive footage)
Gypsy Rose Blanchard Gypsy Rose Blanchard ... Herself
Kristy Blanchard Kristy Blanchard ... Herself - Gypsy's Stepmother
Rod Blanchard Rod Blanchard ... Himself - Gypsy's Father
Michelle Dean Michelle Dean ... Herself - Freelance Journalist
Marc Feldman Marc Feldman ... Himself - Munchausen Expert
Bernard Flatersten Bernard Flatersten ... Himself - Pediatric Neurologist
Nicholas Godejohn Nicholas Godejohn ... Himself - Gypsy's Boyfriend (archive footage)
Charles Goldhammer Charles Goldhammer ... Himself - Nick's Stepfather (archive footage)
Stephanie Goldhammer Stephanie Goldhammer ... Herself - Nick's Mother (archive footage)
Calvin Holden Calvin Holden ... Himself - Judge (archive footage)
Linda Ong Linda Ong ... Herself - Reporter
Dan Patterson Dan Patterson ... Himself - Prosecutor
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In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

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In this family, every illness was a lie - except the mother's.

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Documentary | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anya gyilkos kincse See more »

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HBO Documentary Films See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Most of Gypsy Rose's teeth actually fell out as one of the harsh side effects of the many medications her mother was giving her (including cancer meds). In the documentary, you can see her teeth change and she eventually had to wear dentures. See more »

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References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

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WTF - oh hell no!
12 August 2018 | by Russ HogSee all my reviews

First off, my condolences to the families of everyone who was involved in this crime. Second, this is the true crime story of a little girl whose mother had Munchausen syndrome by proxy (and probably some other stuff) and so the little girl orchestrates the death of her mom. The systematic abuse this kid faced is so bad words cannot describe what she went through. This film reminds us that Lady Justice wears a blindfold and holds scales for a good reason. I truly hope that everyone who survived this ordeal can get some help.


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