The Perfect Mother is a 1997 English-language Drama film written by Karen Clark and directed by Peter Levin and produced by Colleen Nystedt under the banner of Citadel Entertainment in collaboration with Gimbel-Adelson Productions and New City Productions. for CBS. Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' lives. Simpleton Dan is happy to sire the crucial heir without hesitation to keep unruly, immature wife Charlene in line, but goes to far, so she absconds pregnant. Firstborn John gave up his dream, fishery, to work in the garage. When he marries Kathryn, she starts questioning and resisting Elenie's matriarchal manipulation, but bares her a grandson. The conflict escalates, leaving John torn between loyalties. Written by KGF Vissers. The perfect mother features Tyne Daly, Ione Skye, Louis Ferreira, Tuesday Knight, David Cubitt, Gwynyth Walsh and Kurt Max Runte. The music was composed by Mark Snow. Cinematography was done by Jan Kiesser and editing by Skip Schoolnik. The film has a running time of 92 minutes. It was released on 18th February 1997. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by CBS.
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