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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

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Karen Clark
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Cast

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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Kathryn See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Gastown)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Major Kudos to Tyne Daly
19 July 2003 | by jauntie2See all my reviews

If there was ever any question in your mind about what a terrific actor Tyne Daly is, you MUST see this movie. The themes of "every mother wants what's best for her family" and "only a mother knows what's best for her son" are taken to (sometimes unexpected) extremes.

The movie had the potential to be predictable, but Daly's performance blew that possibility right out of the water. She scared the "heck" out of me (and I've always LOVED her)!


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