'Night, Mother


1h 36m 1986

Brief Synopsis

Although she seems normally happy, Jessie Cates casually informs her mother Thelma that she is going to commit suicide during the night. This initiates a war of nerves between the resolute Jessie and the heart-broken Thelma who uses every gambit she can imagine to save her daughter.

Film Details

Also Known As
'Night Mother
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures; Mca Home Video; Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Although she seems normally happy, Jessie Cates casually informs her mother Thelma that she is going to commit suicide during the night. This initiates a war of nerves between the resolute Jessie and the heart-broken Thelma who uses every gambit she can imagine to save her daughter.

Crew

Eric D Andersen

Camera Operator

Camille Argus

Costume Designer Assistant

Norm Benson

Transportation Captain

Bob Blackman

Costume Designer

Michael W Blymyer

Electrician

Cheryl Burton

Assistant (To Producer)

Dann Byck

Executive Producer

Peter Byck

Production Assistant

Dale Caldwell

Color Timer

Michael Casper

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Armando Contreras

Dolly Grip

Michael B Corbett

Bestboy

Leroy Couch

Bestboy Grip

Michael Q Crane

Laboratory Consultant

Jackson Degovia

Production Designer

Bonnie Dermer-brockliss

Set Decorator

Cheryl Downey

Associate Producer

Cheryl Downey

1st Assistant Director

Sue Dwiggins

Production Office Coordinator

Beverli Eagan

Set Designer

Jon Falkengren

Grip

John Frederitz

Transportation Driver

Kathleen Gale

Costumer

Steve Ginsberg

Publicist

Robert J Goldstein

Location Manager

Alan Greisman

Producer

Rick Hester

Craft Service

Karen Hytten

Costumer

John R Jensen

Art Direction Assistant

Henry John

Construction Foreman

Renate Kamer

Assistant (To Aaron Spelling)

Stephen M Katz

Director Of Photography

Larry Kennedy

Bestboy

Sue Kesler

Apprentice Editor

Michael Kyle

Assistant (To Tom Moore)

David Lancaster

Executive Producer

Chuck Landis

Transportation Captain

Daniel Leahy

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Erma E Levin

Music Editor

Sal Licastri

Other

Angie Luckey

Sound Assistant

Ernie Lueras

Transportation Driver

Don Malouf

Sound Editor

Michael Mann

Location Manager

Michael Mann

Location Manager

Vicki Manners

Casting Assistant

Ken Marschall

Matte Artist

Martin Mcdermott

Electrician

James Moriana

Foley

Mark Musella

Boom Operator

Marsha Norman

Play As Source Material ("'Night, Mother")

Marsha Norman

Screenwriter

Wayne Oczachowski

Sound Utility

Lettie Odney

Adr Editor

Gail M Patterson

Production Auditor

Marina Pedraza

Hairstyles

Suzanne Pettit

Editor

Julie Pitkanen

Script Supervisor

Dan Ramirez

Bestboy

Patrick Regan

2nd Assistant Director

Steve Rez

Key Grip

Arden Sampson

Dialect Coach

Gail Seely

Dga Trainee

Tony Shepherd

Casting

Glenn K Shimada

1st Assistant Camera

David Shire

Music

Bruce Smith

Sound Mixer

Marlen Sokolow

Negative Cutter

Reva Solomon

Assistant (To Executive Producers)

Bunny Speakman

Sound Editor

Aaron Spelling

Producer

John Stacy

Sound Editor Supervisor

John J Stephens

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Jan Talani

Property Master

Randy Tepper

Stills

Anthony C Thorpe

Property Master

Brenda Todd

Makeup

Rand R Vargas

Bestboy Grip

Bill Varney

Sound Rerecording Mixer Supervisor

Lynda Vincent

2nd Assistant Camera

Don Warner

Sound Editor

Karen Sharp Weissman

Assistant Editor

Joanne Wetzel

Assistant (To Anne Bancroft)

Dode Weyant

Negative Cutter

Denise Whiting

Adr Editor

David A. Whittaker

Sound Editor

Jeffrey Wilhoit

Foley

Michael P Wilson

Property Master Assistant

Wallace Worlsey

Associate Producer

Wallace Worsley

Production Manager

Gary Wostak

Gaffer

Film Details

Also Known As
'Night Mother
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures; Mca Home Video; Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Award Nominations

Best Actress

1987
Anne Bancroft

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 12, 1986

Released in United States September 5, 1986

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5, 1986.

Released in USA on video.

Began shooting January 20, 1986.

The play "'night, Mother" was originally produced on the Broadway stage by Dan Byck, Wendell Cherry, The Shubert Organization, Frederick Zollo and William Suter.

Released in United States September 5, 1986 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5, 1986.)

Released in United States Fall September 12, 1986