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Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)

TV-PG | | Drama, Crime, Thriller | TV Movie 20 May 2001
Fans of Mary Tyler Moore may be taken aback by her performance in this fact-based drama, in which she plays a character far removed from her bubbly Laura Petrie and Mary Richards personae. ... See full summary »

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Adrian Havill (book), Paul Eric Myers (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Sante Chambers Kimes / Eva Guerrero
Robert Forster ... Ken 'Pappa' Kimes
Gabriel Olds ... Kenny Kimes / Manny Guerrin
Jean Stapleton ... Irene Silverman
Ken Radley Ken Radley ... Agent
Arianthe Galani ... Beatrice
Mark Mitchell Mark Mitchell ... Sante's Lawyer
Wayne Hope ... Tony Vatelero
Alex Breden Alex Breden ... Kenny at 4 Years
Jared Daperis ... Kenny at 8 Years
Daniel Daperis Daniel Daperis ... Kent at 12 Years
Matthew Vennell Matthew Vennell ... Kent at 15 Years
Matt Robinson Matt Robinson ... Kent at 18 Years (as Matthew Robinson)
Leighton Phair Leighton Phair ... Ramos
Carolyne Cooper Carolyne Cooper ... Irene's Maid
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Fans of Mary Tyler Moore may be taken aback by her performance in this fact-based drama, in which she plays a character far removed from her bubbly Laura Petrie and Mary Richards personae. She gets deep inside the role of Sante Kimes, whose childhood of abuse and exploitation leaves a legacy of amorality that she passes on to her son Kenny (Gabriel Olds). Written by Chance Fell

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The Real-Life Case That's Still Making Headlines.

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Most Deadly Family See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Jean Stapleton's last acting role. She retired after completion of this movie. See more »

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Mary Tyler Moore was perfect in part
31 December 2003 | by jackcarsonSee all my reviews

If anyone had read the book(s) about Sante Kimes and seen photos of how she had looked through the years, they would realize how perfect Mary Tyler Moore is in the part. What is stunning is how similar looking Sante and Mary were in their teens and twenties. True, Sante eventually ending up looking like a frumpy Liz Taylor, but Mary was able to cover that territory well. Her performance captures the general sleaziness of Sante's undertakings.


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