Mommy (1995 film)

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Directed byMax Allan Collins
Produced byJames K. Hoffman
Written byMax Allan Collins
StarringPatty McCormack
Sarah Jane Miller
Rachel Lemieux
Jason Miller
Brinke Stevens
Michael Cornelison
Mark Spellman
Music byRichard Lowry
CinematographyPhillip W. Dingeldein
Edited byPhillip W. Dingeldein
Distributed byM.A.C. Productions
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

Mommy is a 1995 American low budget thriller starring Patty McCormack as a mother who is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter Jessica Ann (Rachel Lemieux). McCormack is best known for her role as Rhoda Penmark in the 1956 film The Bad Seed.


Mrs. Sterling (Patty McCormack) is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter, Jessica Ann (Rachel Lemieux), so much so that when she finds out Jessica didn't get the "Student of the Year" award again, she solves the problem by murdering the teacher who didn't recommend her for it.

She dismisses the killing as inconsequential ("a minor accident"), but the homicide detective assigned to the case suspects her immediately, and an insurance investigator who also suspects her tries to get close to Jessica Ann to find out what really happened.



Critics hailed McCormack's performance and deemed the film as an "unofficial sequel" to her 1956 film The Bad Seed.


The film spawned a sequel in 1997, with McCormack reprising her role as Mrs. Sterling in Mommy 2: Mommy's Day.

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