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Too Close to Home (1997)

TV-PG | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 29 April 1997
A woman obsessed with her adult son, angered by the idea of him leaving her and his marriage to a beautiful nurse, does everything in her power to prevent his independence.

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Bill Corcoran
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Light ... Diana Donahue
Ricky Schroder ... Nick Donahue (as Rick Schroder)
Sarah Trigger ... Abigail 'Abby' Emma Fletcher
Dorothy Gordon ... Mrs. Jane Sweeney
Ruth Marshall ... Adrienne
John Nelles ... Brian Moffett
Peter MacNeill ... Judge Sorenson
Harry Lennix ... Prosecuting Attorney
Sugith Varughese ... Henry Singh
Allegra Fulton ... Gloria Lopez
Isai Rivera Blas ... Humberto Lopez (as Gil Rivera Blas)
Don Allison Don Allison ... Ted Barnes
James Kidnie ... Woody Ryan
Christopher Kelk ... Jackson
Domenic Cina Domenic Cina ... Witness
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The 29 year old lawyer Nick Donahue is still living with his mother (Diana). To escape from her possessive behavior, he decides to look for a flat of his own. Diana can't stand the idea of her son leaving her. Trying to make him change his mind ,she doesn't even hesitate to simulate a suicide attempt. While she is hospitalized, Nick falls in love with a nurse (Abby) and they quickly marry. When Diana finds this out, things take a dramatic turn... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Drama | Thriller

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Based on a real-life incident. In 1958, Elizabeth Ann Duncan hired two drifters - Augustine Baldonado and Luis Moya - to murder her pregnant daughter-in-law out of jealousy of her son, Frank, an attorney. As in the film, Frank met his wife, a nurse, at a hospital after Elizabeth attempted suicide in a ploy to keep him from leaving home, and, as in the film, he represented his mother at her trial. Elizabeth, Baldonado, and Moya were executed in San Quentin's gas chamber on August 8, 1962. See more »

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Based On A True Story - A Mother who is obsessed with her son, plots and has her pregnant daughter-in-law murdered.
25 March 2005 | by ClassicActressSee all my reviews

When I first saw this movie back in the middle of January (2005) I didn't like it. I thought it was too weird and thought that some parts that the main star, Judith Light, acted were so unlike her. (Which of course is true) And then I watched bits of it the next day when it re-aired and I felt pretty much the same. Then I watched it again two Sundays ago (March 20th, 2005) and I began to really enjoy it and this time I taped the entire thing. I even cried the first 2 times, but mainly because the actress was actually crying and I am a big fan of hers.

It is a very well acted and done TV Movie. Judith Light is one of my favorite actresses and I think she does a superb job in this film! I keep watching it over and over. It's a sad movie, but very good.

If you have not seen this movie, I definitely recommend it! It's not usually my type of movie, but I did enjoy this one! A+++


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mother's Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Once Upon a Time Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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