Mother


1h 44m 1996

Brief Synopsis

After two divorces, sci-fi novelist John Henderson realizes that if he doesn't straighten out his relationship with his mother, Beatrice, he is never going to be able to make it work with other women in his life. To this end, he moves back home and tries to figure out exactly where everything went w

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

After two divorces, sci-fi novelist John Henderson realizes that if he doesn't straighten out his relationship with his mother, Beatrice, he is never going to be able to make it work with other women in his life. To this end, he moves back home and tries to figure out exactly where everything went wrong. As change begins to occur, it not only affects John and his mother, but his younger brother, Jeff, as well. Together, they are forced to reexamine what it's like to be a member of this family.

Crew

Noah Ackerman

Assistant

Michael Amorelli

Lighting Technician

D Amy

Song

Deborah Aquila

Casting

Brian Armstong

Photography

Joseph M Aspromonti

Production Assistant

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Olivier D Benamou

Other

Pamela Bentkowski

Foley Editor

Barry Berg

Coproducer

Barry Berg

Unit Production Manager

Peter Boe

Song

Albert Brooks

Theme Lyrics

Albert Brooks

Screenplay

John Buckley

Lighting Technician

Charles Butcher

Art Director

Wilmer Butler

Director Of Photography

Sammy Cahn

Song

David E Campbell

Rerecording

Lucinda Campbell

Wardrobe Supervisor

Christopher S Capp

Assistant Editor

Doug Chartier

Dolly Grip

Marina Chavez

Art Department Coordinator

Eden Clark-coblenz

Set Costumer

Elisa Cohen

Assistant Editor

George C Cory

Song

Richard Cousins

Song

Robert Cray

Song

Douglass Cross

Song

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Gloria D'alessandro

Dialogue Editor

Mercedes Danforth

Casting Associate

David Daunt

Other

Dane A. Davis

Sound Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Donovan Dear

Other

Oscar Delgadillo

Propman

Malcolm Doran

Grip

Ken Dufva

Foley Artist

Antonin Dvorak

Music

Peter Fandetti

Assistant Editor

Rod Farley

Grip

Tammy Fearing

Sound Editor

David Fein

Foley Artist

Glen R. Feldman

Assistant Property Master

Mike Fenster

Transportation Captain

David Garden

Other

Daniel C Gold

Camera Operator

Angelique Graham-bones

Production Assistant

Richard Graves

Assistant Director

Allison Gross

Assistant Location Manager

Cajun Guilbeau

Craft Service

Jess Harnell

Song Performer

Tony Hatch

Song

Mark Herman

Music

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Maureen Jennings

Assistant

Scott A Jennings

Foley Editor

Monica Johnson

Theme Lyrics

Monica Johnson

Screenplay

Artie Kane

Music Conductor

Kini Kay

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Kelem

Camera Operator

Chris Kenner

Song

Eugene Kerry

Grip

Pamela Klamer

Set Designer

Thomas R Klines

Steadicam Operator

Lajos Koltai

Director Of Photography

Derrick Landry

Production Assistant

Kevin Landry

Production Auditor

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

David Lanning

Propman

Steve Lively

Song Performer

Charles Lungren

Other

James R Maceo

Location Manager

Will Mackenzie

Makeup Assistant

F. D. Marchetti

Music

Elliot Marks

Photography

Anne Mcculley

Set Decorator

Jack E Mcleon

Grip

David Mcrell

Sound Editor

Richard A Mention

Photography

Charlie Messenger

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Fran Messer

Assistant

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutting

Montez Monroe

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lloyd Moriarity

Grip

Herb Nanas

Producer

David P Newell

Propman

Errol Nofziger

Art Department

Randy Nolen

Steadicam Operator

Eileen O'donnell

Rights & Clearances

Henry Oden

Song

David Olson

Song

Kim Ornitz

Sound Mixer

Daniel R Owen

Grip

David Page

Set Costumer

Susan Paley

Propman

Jeff Passanante

Construction

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Dianne Pepper

Hair Assistant

Jonathan Phillips

Sound Editor

Wilson Pickett

Song Performer

Yolanda Poropat

Production Supervisor

Jean Quay

Other

Ana Maria Quintana

Script Supervisor

Wendi Jill Raderman

Lighting

John T Reitz

Rerecording

John Rodesch

Foley Artist

Carin Rogers

Dialogue Editor

Rod Rogers

Sound Editor

Charles Rosen

Production Designer

Harvey Rosenstock

Editor

Scott Rudin

Producer

Gregg Rudloff

Rerecording

Judy Ruskin Howell

Costume Designer

Anne Russell

Assistant

Bob Ryan

Makeup Artist

Gail Ryan

Hair Stylist

Joan Ryan

Adr Voice Casting

Dennis Sands

Music

Ron Santoco

Grip

Brooke Sartorius

Propman

Adam Schroeder

Coproducer

Gary L Seybert

Assistant Property Master

Marc Shaiman

Music

Marc Shaiman

Song

Jane Shannon-smith

Casting

Cheryl Shawver

Animal Trainer

Daniel Silverberg

Assistant Director

Virginia Siman

Medic

Paul Simon

Song

Larry Singer

Adr Editor

Randy Singer

Foley Mixer

Dave Slattery

Foreman

Ellie Smith

Assistant Director

Mark A. Sparks

Construction Coordinator

Scott Stambler

Music Editor

Beth Sterner

Sound Editor

Josh Stolberg

Screenplay

Toby Stone

Adr Voice Casting

Gene Strange

Production Auditor

Gian Temperilli

Production Assistant

Gary Theard

Boom Operator

David J Thompson

Other

Todd Toon

Sound Effects Editor

Pernell Tyus

Camera Operator

Gary Usher

Song

Scott Van Buskirk

Grip

James Van Heusen

Song

Nick Vidar

Music

Glenn N Wade

Grip

Mark Walbaum

Production Assistant

Alex Wald

Casting Associate

Joe Louis Walker

Song

Jim Warren

Animal Trainer

John Weeks

Lighting

Christopher T Welch

Dialogue Editor

Steve Werbkay

Other

Randy White

Transportation Coordinator

Brian Wilson

Song

Dean Wilson

Property Master

Donald M Wolak

Other

Larry Wood

Video Playback

Tricia Yano

Assistant

Michael Yope

Other

Robert Zajonc

Helicopter Pilot

Harry Zimmerman

Photography

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Albert Brooks and Monica Johnson will receive screenwriter of the year honors at the 1997 ShowWest Awards.

Winner of the 1996 award for Best Screenplay from the National Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 1996 award for Best Screenplay from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the International Press Academy's 1996 Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress (Debbie Reynolds) in a comedy or musical.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1996

Limited Release in United States December 25, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 3, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 10, 1997

Wide Release in United States January 17, 1997

Released in United States on Video August 12, 1997

Released in United States March 1997

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.

Began shooting December 6, 1995.

Completed shooting February 8, 1996.

Expanded wide release in USA January 24, 1997.

Expanded wide release in USA January 31, 1997.

Expanded wide release in USA February 7, 1997.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1996

Limited Release in United States December 25, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 3, 1997

Expanded Release in United States January 10, 1997

Wide Release in United States January 17, 1997

Released in United States on Video August 12, 1997

Released in United States March 1997 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.)