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A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Bess Armstrong ...  Judy Hale 2 episodes, 1984
Brooke Adams ...  Jennifer 'Pagan' Trelawney 2 episodes, 1984
Arielle Dombasle ...  Maxine Pascal 2 episodes, 1984
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Leigh Lawson ...  Count Charles de Chazalle 2 episodes, 1984
Simon Chandler ...  Nick Cliffe 2 episodes, 1984
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François Guétary François Guétary ...  Pierre Boursal 2 episodes, 1984
Jonathan Hyde ...  Paul 2 episodes, 1984
June Brown June Brown ...  Mrs. Trelawney 2 episodes, 1984
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Féodor Atkine ...  Felix 2 episodes, 1984
Sylvie Herbert Sylvie Herbert ...  Angelina 2 episodes, 1984
Jacques Maury Jacques Maury ...  Sartor 2 episodes, 1984
Philip Stone ...  Zwimmer 2 episodes, 1984
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William Hope ...  Francis 2 episodes, 1984
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A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her mother is not found out until the last few minutes. Written by <Martianwax@aol.com>

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Which one of you bitches is my mother?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lace See more »

Filming Locations:

Granada, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Lorimar Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Phoebe Cates' line "Which one of you bitches is my mother?" has passed into legend as one of the most memorable quotes in television history. See more »

Goofs

Ice hockey was not played in indoor stadiums in Switzerland in 1960, nor with the kind of equipment depicted. See more »

Quotes

Pagan Tralone: Tell him to get get stuffed!
Amoud: I don't understand, "Get stuffed."
Judy Hale: It means if his highness would like to dance with this charming young lady, he can come over and ask her himself
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Referenced in Women of the House: Veda (1995) See more »

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"Which one of you bitches is my mother?"
6 March 1999 | by CaitlinSee all my reviews

Campy, trashy mini-series from the early 80s that received a lot of publicity for Lili's query that ends part one: "Which one of you bitches is my mother?" This five hour mini-series was inspired by Shirley Conran's popular novel, but isn't very similar. Phoebe Cates plays Lili, an orphan who grows from a child in a prison camp to hooker to porn star to legitimate actress to global phenom in flashbacks. Lili is glamorous and beautiful, but not very likeable or even sympathetic, and Cates' nonspecific Eurotrash accent must be heard to be believed. Lili eventually traces her roots back to a trio of students who attended a Swiss finishing school together, one of whom gave birth to her using the pseudonym Lucinda Lace. Each of their lives is examined in flashback as well, as the soap opera-style drama of each of their lives progresses. By the time Lili finds out which "bitch" is her mother, it doesn't really matter. But the glamorous 80s-style costumes and beautiful international locations alone make this worth spending an afternoon watching. NOTE: sometimes a truncated 180 minute version of this airs on TV. See the complete version if you can.


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