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'night, Mother (1986)

PG-13
96 min | Drama

What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, Jessie, has had it. A middle-aged epileptic unable ...See moreWhat would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, Jessie, has had it. A middle-aged epileptic unable to hold a job or drive with a failed marriage and a drug-addicted runaway son on the wrong side of the law, Jessie can find no reason to go on living. Adapted from the play by Marsha Norman, "'night, Mother" is the story of a parent's worst nightmare. How can Thelma convince her daughter that life is worth living if she can't feel her pain? How can she end her daughter's embrace of death before morning? Written by Mark Fleetwood /Reid Taylor See less
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Marsha Norman (play) (screenplay)
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Jackson De Govia (as Jack De Govia)
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Sep 12, 1986 (United States)

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Jessie Cates Jessie Cates   See fewer
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Anne Bancroft
Thelma Cates Thelma Cates   See fewer
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Ed Berke
Dawson Cates Dawson Cates   See fewer
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Carol Robbins
Loretta Cates Loretta Cates   See fewer
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Jennifer Roosendahl
Melodie Cates Melodie Cates   See fewer
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Michael Kenworthy
Kenny Cates Kenny Cates   See fewer
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Sari Walker
Agnes Fletcher Agnes Fletcher   See fewer
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Claire Malis
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7.6 / 10 | 2,011 votes