Serial Mom

Serial Mom

Director: John Waters Cast: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake
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Beverly Sutphin (Kathleen Turner) is the perfect suburban housewife and mother. She likes to cook, her home is immaculately clean, she's always well-groomed and cheerful, and she loves her husband Eugene (Sam Waterston) and her two children, Misty (Ricki Lake) and Chip (Matthew Lillard). There's just one problem with Beverly -- if you do anything to make someone in her family feel bad, you're dead meat on a stick. While she does a great job of hiding it, Beverly has a vicious and vengeful streak, and when she's not making obscene prank calls to the neighbors or bribing her garbagemen to save embarrassing items from her neighbors' trash, she's mowing down whoever would be so rude as to make her husband go into his office on a Saturday, break up with her daughter, or suggest that her son watches too many horror movies. Taking John Waters back to R-rated territory after the relatively sedate Hairspray and Cry Baby, Serial Mom captures a comfortable middle ground between Hollywood professionalism and Waters' subversive sense of humor, and Kathleen Turner has a field day as the sweet-on-the-outside, evil-on-the-inside Beverly. The supporting cast includes such Waters favorites as Patty Hearst, Traci Lords, Mink Stole, and Susan Lowe; Joan Rivers and Suzanne Somers appear as themselves, and all-female grunge-metal band L7 plays the all-female grunge-metal band Camel Toe.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/1998
UPC: 0026359098031
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Hbo Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kathleen Turner Beverly Sutphin
Sam Waterston Eugene Sutphin
Ricki Lake Misty Sutphin
Matthew Lillard Chip Sutphin
Mary Jo Catlett Rosemary Ackerman
Justin Whalin Scott
Patricia Dunnock Birdie
Mink Stole Dottie Hinkle
Lonnie Horsey Carl
Traci Lords Carl's Date
Suzanne Somers Herself
Patricia Hearst Actor
Walt MacPherson Detective Gracey
John Badila Mr. Stubbins
Jeff Mandon Howell Hawkins
Alan J. Wendl Sloppy
Peter Bucossi Rookie Cop
Rosemary Knower Court Groupie A
Susan Lowe Court Groupie B
Mary Vivian Pearce Book Buyer
Nat Benchley Macho Man
Joan Rivers Herself
Susan Duvall Lady C
Jordan Young Kid

Technical Credits
John Waters Director,Screenwriter
Rick Angelella Musical Direction/Supervision
David J. Bomba Art Director
Joseph M. Caracciolo Executive Producer
Steve M. Davison Stunts
John Fiedler Producer
Joe di Gaetano Special Effects
Janice Hampton Editor
Paula Herold Casting
Bones Howe Musical Direction/Supervision
Erica Huggins Editor
Pat Moran Associate Producer,Casting
Vincent Peranio Production Designer
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Van Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert M. Stevens Cinematographer
Mark Tarlov Producer
Mary Ellen Woods Asst. Director

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Serial Mom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is the only movie I watch even if I catch it in the middle. I love it and Turner and supporting cast are terrrific. Waters did an ingenious job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The displaced violence is brilliant and hilarious. Turner’s character justifies her murders because they are all part of her being a good mom. Full of surprise and irony, Serial Mom is definitely unique enough to remain popular for decades.