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Sins of the Mother (1991)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 19 February 1991
A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlement's and taunts. And while his ... See full summary »

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John Patterson

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Jack Olsen (book), Richard Fielder (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Ruth Coe
Dale Midkiff ... Kevin Coe
Heather Fairfield ... Ginny Perham
Talia Balsam ... Liz Trent
Jerry Bossard Jerry Bossard ... Jay Williams
Mimi Kennedy ... Karen Turner
Joycelyn O'Brien Joycelyn O'Brien ... Sunshine Shelly
Dixie K. Wade Dixie K. Wade ... Irene Pool (as Dixie King-Wade)
J.P. Bumstead J.P. Bumstead ... Matt Forbes
Keith Atkinson Keith Atkinson ... District Attorney Brad
Jimmie Ray Weeks ... Lt. Donner
Richard Roat ... Gordon Coe
Caroline Williams ... Jennifer Coe
Joe D'Angerio ... Terry (as Joseph d'Angerio)
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... E.R. Doctor
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A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlement's and taunts. And while his latest girlfriend starts discovering the depths of his anguish, no-one connects him with a long series of violent rapes that have been troubling the area. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sins of the Mother See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Willie Jay: [while Kevin asks him to help him file a lawsuit] Kevin, listen to me: if you want to get off, plead insanity. Try to get in to one of those sexual-psychopath programs and you'll be out in a year or two.
[Kevin goes angrily suspicious on him]
Kevin Coe: I would never lie about my sanity! Never! You know what the problem is? You think I'm guilty, Jay. Don't you? Come on, say it to your old buddy.
[Jay hesitates]
Kevin Coe: [shouts] COME ON, SAY IT!
Willie Jay: [remorsefully] I think... you're guilty, Kevin.
[...]
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Decent true life story
10 January 2016 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

A man dominated by his overbearing mother becomes a serial rapist. Based on a true story this explores the relationship between the rapist and his mother.

Despite the unpleasant story line this manages to hold your attention throughout. The crimes themselves are committed off screen. Although the script is possibly a bit too straightforward the cast do a fine job. Elizabeth Montgomery is superb as the spiteful mother and Dale Midkiff is good as her son. Good support is given by Heather Fairfield as Midkiff's unsuspecting girlfriend.

Although it's predictable it's still interesting to see Midkiff's life unravel as his crimes start to catch up with him.

As far a true life made for TV movies go this is pretty good and is worth watching.


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