A Mother's Prayer
|A Mother's Prayer|
|Distributed by||Universal Television|
|Directed by||Larry Elikann|
|Produced by||Sally Young
|Written by||Lee Rose|
S. Epatha Merkerson
Alex Kapp Horner
|Music by||Tom Scott|
|Editing by||Peter V. White|
|Original channel||USA Network|
|Release date||May 25, 1995|
|Running time||94 minutes|
A Mother's Prayer is a 1995 film made for the USA Network starring Linda Hamilton, in a Golden Globe-nominated performance, as a woman who learns she has contracted the AIDS virus and must make plans for the care of her only son. The film, which counts Kate Nelligan, S. Epatha Merkerson and Bruce Dern in its supporting cast, premiered on May 25, 1995. It was eventually expanded, given a PG-13 rating and released on VHS via MCA/Universal Home Entertainment in 1997.
Rosemary Holmstrom is struggling to bring up her son following the death of her husband. When she is diagnosed with AIDS, at first she refuses to believe it, but soon turns her attentions to the problem of what will happen to her son when she dies.
- Linda Hamilton ... Rosemary Holmstrom
- Kate Nelligan ... Sheila Walker
- Noah Fleiss ... T.J. Holmstrom
- Bruce Dern ... John Walker
- RuPaul ... Deacon "Dede"
- S. Epatha Merkerson ... Ruby
- Alex Kapp Horner ... Martha
- Corey Parker ... Spence Walker
- Jenny O'Hara ... Val
- Gail Strickland ... Ruth
- McNally Sagal ... Dr. Kahn
- Aaron Lustig ... Dr. Shapiro
- Julie Garfield ... JoAnne Wasserman
Awards & Recognition
- CableACE Awards—Won
Linda Hamilton Actress in a Movie or Miniseries 1995
- Golden Globe Awards, The Hollywood Foreign Press—Nominated
Linda Hamilton Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV 1996 
- Humanitas Prize
Lee Rose 1996
- Young Artist Awards—Nominated
Noah Fleiss Best Performance by a Young Actor - TV Special 1996
- "Linda Hamilton trades in buffed bod for AIDS role". USA Today. July 31, 1995.
- "Austen Classic Receives Six Golden Globe Nominations". Dayton Daily News. December 22, 1995.