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A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the neighbor. As other slights befall her beloved family, the body count begins to increase, and the police get closer to the truth, threatening the family's picture perfect world.
She's a fabulous, loving, caring mother, who er... ...happens to be a serial killer!
Title: Serial Mom
Release Date: April 13, 1994
Runtime: 95 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: R
Kathleen Turner ...Beverly R. Sutphin
Sam Waterston ...Eugene Sutphin, D.D.S.
Ricki Lake ...Misty Sutphin
Matthew Lillard ...Chip Sutphin
Scott Morgan ...Detective Pike (as Scott Wesley Morgan)
Walt MacPherson ...Detective Gracey
Justin Whalin ...Scotty Barnhill
Patricia Dunnock ...Birdie
Lonnie Horsey ...Carl Pageant
Mink Stole ...Dottie Hinkle
Mary Jo Catlett ...Rosemary Ackerman
John Badila ...Paul Stubbins
Kathy Fannon ...Betty Sterner
Doug Roberts ...Ralph Sterner
Traci Lords ...Carl's Date
Tim Caggiano ...Marvin A. Pickles
Jeff Mandon ...Howell Hawkins
Colgate Salsbury ...Father Boyce
Patsy Grady Abrams ...Emma Lou Jenson
Richard Pilcher ...Herbie Hebden
Beau James ...Timothy Nazlerod
Stan Brandorff ...Judge R.A. Moorehouse
Kim Swann ...Lu-Ann Hodges
Suzanne Somers ...Herself
Bus Howard ...Gus
Alan J. Wendl ...Sloppy
Patricia Hearst ...Juror #8
Nancy Robinette ...Jury Forewoman
Peter Bucossi ...Rookie Cop
Loretto McNally ...Policewoman
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Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr.
More Movie Taglines:
- She's a fabulous, loving, caring mother, who er... ...happens to be a serial killer!
- Every Mom Wants to Be Wanted, But Not For Murder One!
- At least she meant well
- Opening credits say "This film is a true story. The screenplay is based on court testimony. Sworn Declarations. And hundreds of interviews conducted by the film-makers. / Some of the innocent characters' names have been changed in the interest of a larger truth. / No one involved in the crimes received any form of financial compensation."
The original choice for the lead role was Susan Sarandon, but her asking price was too high for such a low budget film.
The copyright holders of the song "Tomorrow," as heard when Mrs. Jenkins watches Annie (1982) in her living room, charged $60,000 for the rights to use the song because of the explicit content of John Waters' past films.
Columbia Pictures was originally going to make the film before it ended up at Savoy Pictures.
A poster of the band L7 can be seen in Chip's room, briefly, on the back of his bedroom door. L7 plays as the band Camel Lips in the movie.
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