Two Mothers for Zachary

Two Mothers for Zachary (1996)

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  • Release Date: 1996-09-22
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: RHI Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
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This fact-based TV movie takes place in Richmond, Virginia, the home of single mother Jody Shaffell. Appalled by the fact that Jody has come out of the closet and is living in an openly gay relationship with her female lover, Jody's mother Nancy sues to gain custody of her grandson Zachary. A homophobic judge arranges for Zachary to be taken out of Jody's home, whereupon Nancy sets about to thoroughly wipe her grandson's memory clean of his previous "immoral" lifestyle--even unto demanding that the boy refer to her as Momma. The film's script is careful to weigh both sides of the argument equally, demonstrating that for most of her life, Jody was hardly a paragon of responsible motherhood, having supped full of booze and promiscuity before realizing she was gay and promptly cleaning herself up; nor is Nancy depicted as a cold-hearted villain, merely a concerned grandmother who wants what she thinks is best for Zachary.

Two Mothers for Zachary Trailer

  • Valerie Bertinelli

  • Vanessa Redgrave

  • Colleen Flynn

  • James Gammon

  • Michael Marich

  • Kim Dickens

  • Brett Brock

    as Keith Kinchloe
  • Cynthia Dorn

    as Nurse Smoot
  • Tony Frank

    as Ben Delaney
  • Barbara George-Reiss

    as Beth
  • Sheila Gordon

    as Process Server
  • Alexandria Hunter

    as Lily Delaney
  • Bill Kaiser

    as County Clerk
  • Barbara Lasater

    as Pat Kinchloe
  • Dennis Letts

    as Judge Crawford
  • Marietta Marich

    as Melba
  • Brian McGuire

    as Dwayne
  • Randy Means

    as Harlan
  • Toby Metcalf

    as Officer Hamm
  • Jill Parker-Jones

    as Reporter #1
  • Marco Perella

    as Reporter #2
  • Lou Perryman

    as Assistant Manager
  • Steven Chester Prince

    as Rusty
  • Larry Randolph

    as Judge Rayburn
  • Adam Rehmann

    as Zachary
  • Steve Shearer

    as Frank Martin
  • Cliff Stephens

    as Judge Paxton
  • Joe Stevens

    as Eddie
  • Ramsey Williams

    as Vada
Production Barbara Haberecht Production Designer
Production Cary Brokaw Executive Producer
Production Molly Lopata Casting
Costume & Make-Up Nina Proctor Co-Costume Designer
Sound Peter Rodgers Melnick Music
Camera Neil Roach Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Jill M. Ohanneson Costume Designer
Directing Peter Werner Director
Production Toni Cobb Brock Casting Associate
Production Timothy Marx Producer
Production Timothy Marx Unit Production Manager
Editing Martin Nicholson Editor
Sound David E. Fluhr Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard Taylor Supervising Sound Editor
Writing Linda Voorhees Writer
Production Randy Robinson Executive Producer
Directing Vincent Palmo Jr. Second Assistant Director
Camera Jimmy Lindsey First Assistant Camera
Production Eric A. Williams Location Manager
Production Holly Gent Production Supervisor
Editing Tony Kadell Associate Editor
Sound David A. Smith Boom Operator
Sound Elmo Ponsdomenech Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Don Digirolamo Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Cecil D. Evans Transportation Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Kelly Nelson Hairstylist
Lighting Jon H. Lewis Gaffer
Directing Patricia A. Fullerton Script Supervisor
Production Karen Ruth Getchell Production Coordinator
Production Barbara Brinkley Casting
Art Craig Byrom Art Direction
Art Byron Scott Thomas Property Master
Production Kerri Smeltzer Production Assistant
Directing Katy Emde First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Gigi Coker Key Makeup Artist
Camera Ferrell A. Shinnick Key Grip
Production Brad Uecker Production Accountant
Production Tom Kageff Associate Producer
Crew Susan Abrams Post Production Supervisor
Camera Anthony Martin Second Assistant Camera
Sound Jennifer Murphy Location Sound Mixer
Art Jenny C. Patrick Set Decoration
Art Michael Leonard Leadman
Art John V. Burson Construction Coordinator
Crew Harry Thompson Dialect Coach
Sound Ed Kalnins Musician
Production Dara A. Gray Extras Casting
Crew Ronald D. Chambers Transportation Captain
Production Jonathan Hennessey Production Assistant
Production Martha Waters Production Assistant
Production Marlene O. Nichols Production Assistant