'Night, Mother

'Night, Mother

Sissy Spacek
Director: Tom Moore Cast: Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
, Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
, Ed Berke
Ed Berke
Tom Moore

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Overview

'Night. Mother was adapted by Marsha Norman from her own harrowing Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Outwardly normal Sissy Spacek calmly informs her mother Anne Bancroft that she's about to commit suicide. Thus the stage is set for a war of nerves between the determined Spacek and the distraught Bancroft, who uses every emotional and psychological device at her disposal to stave off the inevitable. The film's tension grows not from its plot development--we know from the outset how it's going to end--but from whether or not we're going to learn all the reasons for Spacek's decision. She's an epileptic and supremely miserable, but she always holds a little something back, prompting the viewer to lean closer to the screen in hopes of ferreting out more answers. In the original play, the outcome was never predictable; perhaps understandably, there are many who prefer the staged 'Night Mother to the screen version.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
UPC: 0025192066511
Original Release: 1986
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 10,255

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sissy Spacek Jessie Cates
Anne Bancroft Thelma Cates
Ed Berke Dawson Cates
Carol Robbins Loretta Cates
Jennifer Rosendahl Melodie Cates
Michael Kenworthy Kenny Cates
Sari Walker Agnes Fletcher
Claire Malis Operator

Technical Credits
Tom Moore Director
Eric D. Andersen Camera Operator
Robert Blackman Costumes/Costume Designer
Dann Byck Executive Producer
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Bonnie Dermer Set Decoration/Design
Cheryl Downey Associate Producer
Beverli Eagan Set Decoration/Design
Alan Greisman Producer
John R. Jensen Art Director
Stephen M. Katz Cinematographer
David Lancaster Executive Producer
Marsha Norman Screenwriter
Suzanne Pettit Editor
David Shire Score Composer
Aaron Spelling Producer
Brenda Todd Makeup
Wallace Worsley Associate Producer,Production Manager

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 'Night, Mother
1. Chapter 1 [9:51]
2. Chapter 2 [9:47]
3. Chapter 3 [10:23]
4. Chapter 4 [9:49]
5. Chapter 5 [10:08]
6. Chapter 6 [9:48]
7. Chapter 7 [10:42]
8. Chapter 8 [12:19]
9. Chapter 9 [11:10]
10. Chapter 10 [1:57]
11. Chapter 11 [:01]

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