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Mother Knows Best (1997)

TV-PG | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 13 April 1997
A woman urges her daughter to get married. And when her daughter does, she doesn't think that she made a good choice. So she goes out and hires a killer to kill her son-in-law.

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Larry Shaw
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Kerns ... Celeste Cooper
Christine Elise ... Laurel Cooper Rogers
Grant Show ... Ted Rogers
Jessica Walter ... Joan
Sherman Augustus ... Dale Cutler
David Spielberg ... George Cooper
Kristen Dalton ... Lynn
Jeanette O'Connor Jeanette O'Connor ... Harriet Rogers
Michael Covert Michael Covert ... Burt Willis
Eric Robertson Eric Robertson ... Michael
Annabelle Weenick ... Aide
Giselle Fernandez ... Newscaster
Jeff Olson ... Minister
Alan Gregory Alan Gregory ... IRS Supervisor
Douglas Caputo Douglas Caputo ... Frank
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A woman urges her daughter to get married. And when her daughter does, she doesn't think that she made a good choice. So she goes out and hires a killer to kill her son-in-law.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Falso asesinato See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
Celeste Cooper: [with the reporters] Laurel?
[Laurel glares at her]
Celeste Cooper: It's not too late to tell them, sweetheart. Tell them, Laurel. Tell them I did it all for you.
Laurel Cooper Rogers: [bows her head down in anger] Goodbye, mother.
Celeste Cooper: [leaves with the reporters] That's okay, she's just confused. When this is over, she'll know that I was right, and everything will be back to normal. Everything will be normal again.
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"The Mother-in-Law From Hell!"
4 July 2008 | by hmcusn294See all my reviews

I am one of Joanna Kerns most ardent and loyal fans, and she was never more beautiful than in this movie. It is rated as a "thriller," but I would call it a "thriller/comedy," as it was one of the funniest "thriller" movies I have ever seen, thanks to the wonderful portrayal of the the lunatic mother-in-law by Joanna. She was perfect. I especially loved the scene in the automobile as she was paying off the bad guy. You have to see it to appreciate it. Joanna Kerns demonstrated her great acting ability in this movie, and her comedic skills are first rate. She turned an ordinary script into a classic of it's genre.

I have watched this movie several times and still enjoy it as much as I did at the first viewing. I give it a solid 9/10.


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