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Secrets of a Mother and Daughter (1983)

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... See full summary »

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Gabrielle Beaumont

Writer:

Laurian Leggett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katharine Ross ... Ava Pryce
Linda Hamilton ... Susan Decker
Michael Nouri ... Alex Shepherd
Bibi Besch ... Tessa Beaumont
Mary Beth Evans ... Kitty Beaumont
Paul Keenan ... Nicky
Joanna Barnes ... Carina
Maidie Norman ... Neddy
Joshua Bryant ... Barry
Shannon Farnon ... Gwen
Jackie Joseph ... Syndey Wolfe
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ... Abe - the Bartender
J.P. Burns J.P. Burns ... Benjamin Hewitt
Wallace Rooney Wallace Rooney ... Jimbo - the Barman
Twyla Littleton Twyla Littleton ... Model
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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 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 They go to bed together but she remains withdrawn, presumably because of the death of her husband.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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anne ve Kızın Sırları See more »

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Production Co:

The Shpetner Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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True to life romantic triangle.
18 October 2000 | by darleenhanSee all my reviews

I loved this movie. Michael Nouri is one that mother, daughter, friends or any woman would love to be involved with. He's so handsome. Katherine Ross plays the mother that is still very beautiful at her age. Linda Hamilton plays her daughter. For 15 years I have been trying to buy or find this movie - no luck. If anyone has any info for me, please contact me. Thanks


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