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What Kind of Mother Are You?

What Kind of Mother Are You?

Noel Nosseck (1996)



Our Score
This better-than-average melodrama features one of the more disturbing tales in the true story TV-movie genre. Mel Harris gives a decent performance as a mother who decides to let her unruly daughter spend a night in jail after she commits a petty offence with her boyfriend. But jail turns out to be a brutal juvenile detention centre and there's no prospect of imminent release. The nightmare scenario is handled confidently by director Noel Nosseck, a TV-movie specialist best known for his ill-advised remake of the old Audrey Hepburn classic Roman Holiday.


A woman finds it impossible to cope with her rebellious teenage daughter, so decides to scare her into changing her ways by leaving her to spend a night in jail. The plan goes tragically wrong when she discovers getting her child released is far from straightforward. Fact-based drama, starring Mel Harris, Nicholle Tom, Amanda Tapping and Alex Carter.

Cast & Crew

Laura Hyler Mel Harris
Kelly Jameson Nicholle Tom
Rob Hyler Alex Carter
Steven Hyler Stuart Stone
Bette Patricia Collins
Director Noel Nosseck
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains violence and swearing.


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