A Mother's Prayer

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A Mother's Prayer
Video release
Genre Drama
Written by Lee Rose
Directed by Larry Elikann
Starring Linda Hamilton
Kate Nelligan
S. Epatha Merkerson
Bruce Dern
Alex Kapp Horner
Noah Fleiss
Jenny O'Hara
Theme music composer Tom Scott
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Lee Rose
Producer(s) Sally Young
Cinematography Eric Van Haren Noman
Editor(s) Peter V. White
Running time 94 minutes
Production company(s) MCA Television Entertainment
Distributor USA Network
Original network USA Network
Original release May 25, 1995

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.[1]

Plot Overview[edit]

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.


Awards & Recognition[edit]

Linda Hamilton Actress in a Movie or Miniseries 1995

Linda Hamilton Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV 1996 [2]

  • Humanitas Prize

Lee Rose 1996

  • Young Artist Awards—Nominated

Noah Fleiss Best Performance by a Young Actor - TV Special 1996


  1. ^ "Linda Hamilton trades in buffed bod for AIDS role". USA Today. July 31, 1995. 
  2. ^ "Austen Classic Receives Six Golden Globe Nominations". Dayton Daily News. December 22, 1995. 

External links[edit]

A Mother's Prayer on IMDb