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The Perfect Mother (1997)

TV Movie | 92 min | Drama

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...See moreSince 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 See less
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Sandy Cochrane (as Alexander Cochrane)
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Updated Feb 18, 1997

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Feb 18, 1997 (United States)

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Tyne Daly
Elanie Podaras Elanie Podaras   See fewer
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Ione Skye
Kathryn M. Podaras Kathryn M. Podaras   See fewer
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Louis Ferreira
John Podaras (as Justin Louis) John Podaras (as Justin Louis)   See fewer
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Charlene Podaras Charlene Podaras   See fewer
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David Cubitt
Dan Podaras Dan Podaras   See fewer
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Gwynyth Walsh
Joy Pigeon Joy Pigeon   See fewer
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Dee Wallace
Gina Mitrou (as Dee Wallace-Stone) Gina Mitrou (as Dee Wallace-Stone)   See fewer
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Carlos Joe Costa
Detective Hernandez Detective Hernandez   See fewer
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Johnny Cuthbert
Frank Podaras (as Jon Cuthbert) Frank Podaras (as Jon Cuthbert)   See fewer
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Betty Linde
Theodora Theodora   See fewer
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Nathaniel DeVeaux
Sergeant Stern Sergeant Stern   See fewer
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Gerry Bean
Jesse J. (as John Oliver) Jesse J. (as John Oliver)   See fewer
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Kate Robbins
Marion Marion   See fewer
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Danny Virtue
Man in Yellow Mustang Man in Yellow Mustang   See fewer
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Melanie Angel
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Claudette Carracedo
Pre-School Teacher Pre-School Teacher   See fewer
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Rachelle Escaravage
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Scott Owen
Shooter Shooter   See fewer
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Roman Podhora
Daycare Employee Daycare Employee   See fewer
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Kurt Max Runte
Lumber Yard Manager Lumber Yard Manager   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 236 votes