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Mother (1995)

Weisser is a young college bound man whose future is threatened when his mother interferes with his love life and a pending scholarship. He also discovers that his mother's best friend wishes to get closer to him, even if it means murder.

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Frank LaLoggia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Diane Ladd ... Olivia Hendrix
Olympia Dukakis ... Mrs. Jay
Morgan Weisser ... Tom Hendrix
Ele Keats ... Audrey
Matt Clark ... Ben Wilson
Scott Wilson ... Dr. Chase
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ash Adams ... Gravedigger #2 (as Jason Adams)
Steven Anderson Steven Anderson ... Dr. Baeden
Jack Andreozzi ... Sgt. Nick Ross
Phyllis Applegate ... Nurse
Flo Di Re Flo Di Re ... Shop Owner
Russ Fega ... Photographer
Lucy Lee Flippin ... Chloe
Andy Garrison Andy Garrison ... Gravedigger #1
Rick Grove Rick Grove ... Bartender
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Storyline

Weisser is a young college bound man whose future is threatened when his mother interferes with his love life and a pending scholarship. He also discovers that his mother's best friend wishes to get closer to him, even if it means murder.

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She'll love you to death

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for terror/violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coração Assassino See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mrs. Jay: He's not exactly a little boy anymore
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Soundtracks

Two Sleepy People
Written by Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of Delta Music Inc./Laserlight
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Bad Enough To Remain Very Watchable
14 December 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

I didn't think THE HAUNTED HEART ( As this movie is known in the UK ) was going to be up to much and it wasn't but this didn't stop me from enjoying it immensely . As ElviraVixen pointed out it's awful but will hold your interest for most of its running time .

The plot itself revolves around Olivia Hendrix a rather sad and lonely middle aged woman who has only one son Tom and only one friend Mrs Jay and because of her sad loneliness she smothers young Tom too much while she listens to Mrs Jay too much . When Tom decides to leave the nest things start to head for a collision course

The production values are somewhat poor and if it wasn't for some strong language you'd think this was yet another TVM but what makes it so watchable is the performances and Michael Angella's disturbingly seedy script . Granted it's rather awful but I did enjoy Mrs Jay ( Superbly played by Olympia Dukakis ) attempted seduction of Tom and the quite laughable dialogue : " Fuchsia ? But I hate fuchsia " and " Do you think you can remember that you stupid bitch ? " It might be a good idea to wear a diaper while watching this since you might just wet yourself laughing . The climax is gloriously contrived and incomprehensible but sums up the movie perfectly and my only real criticism is that we never hear Pink Floyd's track Mother which almost certainly inspired this terrible but highly entertaining movie


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