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Secrets of a Mother and Daughter (1983)

TV Movie | 120 min | Drama

A widowed mother, Ava Pryce (Katharine Ross) and daughter Susan Decker (Linda Hamilton) clash over the same man, the owner of a West Coast restaurant Alex Shepherd (Michael Nouri) -- Ava is still painfully adjusting to her new role of ...See moreA widowed mother, Ava Pryce (Katharine Ross) and daughter Susan Decker (Linda Hamilton) clash over the same man, the owner of a West Coast restaurant Alex Shepherd (Michael Nouri) -- Ava is still painfully adjusting to her new role of widow. Once a Hollywood starlet, she had been married to a fabulously successful corporation lawyer. Meanwhile, Susan is having marriage problems and decides to move in with mom at the family's beach house in Malibu. Alex is immediately smitten by Ava and begins talking about a serious relationship. They go to bed together but she remains withdrawn, presumably because of the death of her husband. Easily puzzled, Alex turns for consolation to a more than willing student. Through a series of plotting machinations, he does not know that she is Ava's daughter and she does not know that he is her mother's lover. So we are left with mommy and her kid, having their own problems with each other, bedding down with the same man. Written by lament See less
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Stanley Shpetner (as Stan Shpetner)
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Updated Oct 4, 1983

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Oct 4, 1983 (United States)

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17 cast members
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Katharine Ross
Ava Pryce Ava Pryce   See fewer
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Linda Hamilton
Susan Decker Susan Decker   See fewer
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Michael Nouri
Alex Shepherd Alex Shepherd   See fewer
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Bibi Besch
Tessa Beaumont Tessa Beaumont   See fewer
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Mary Beth Evans
Kitty Beaumont Kitty Beaumont   See fewer
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Joanna Barnes
Carina Carina   See fewer
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Jackie Joseph
Syndey Wolfe Syndey Wolfe   See fewer
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Ray Girardin
Abe - the Bartender Abe - the Bartender   See fewer
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J.P. Burns
Benjamin Hewitt Benjamin Hewitt   See fewer
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Wallace Rooney
Jimbo - the Barman Jimbo - the Barman   See fewer
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Sean O'Kane
The Escort (uncredited) The Escort (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 66 votes