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Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder 

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Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.
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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Lee Remick ...  Frances Schreuder 3 episodes, 1987
Tate Donovan ...  Marc 3 episodes, 1987
John Glover ...  Richard Behrens 3 episodes, 1987
Linda Kelsey ...  Elaine 3 episodes, 1987
Frank Military ...  Larry 3 episodes, 1987
G.D. Spradlin ...  Franklin Bradshaw 3 episodes, 1987
Inga Swenson ...  Marilyn 3 episodes, 1987
Elizabeth Wilson ...  Berenice Bradshaw 3 episodes, 1987
David Ackroyd ...  Jones 3 episodes, 1987
Lee de Broux ...  Van Dam 3 episodes, 1987
Jonathan Frakes ...  Rosen 3 episodes, 1987
Harris Laskawy Harris Laskawy ...  Waring 3 episodes, 1987
Robert Schenkkan ...  Campbell 3 episodes, 1987
Tony Musante ...  Vittorio 3 episodes, 1987
Daniel Hugh Kelly ...  Mike George 3 episodes, 1987
Zina Bethune ...  Paula 3 episodes, 1987
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ...  Doug Steele 3 episodes, 1987
Gerald Hiken Gerald Hiken ...  Erdheim 3 episodes, 1987
Thomas Hill ...  Dr. Grant 3 episodes, 1987
Charles Howerton ...  Frederick 3 episodes, 1987
Ryan MacDonald Ryan MacDonald ...  Divorce Judge 3 episodes, 1987
George McDaniel ...  Dr. Blake 3 episodes, 1987
Jack Rader ...  Robert Reagan 3 episodes, 1987
Don Starr ...  Judge Baldwin 3 episodes, 1987
George Wallace ...  Bernard Bradshaw 3 episodes, 1987
Michael Welden Michael Welden ...  Frances' Companion 3 episodes, 1987
Joseph Whipp ...  Klein 3 episodes, 1987
Noble Willingham ...  Tesch 3 episodes, 1987
Virginia Dale ...  Miss Taylor 3 episodes, 1987
Ben Hartigan Ben Hartigan ...  Minister 3 episodes, 1987
Paul Jonathan Henry Paul Jonathan Henry ...  Marco (Age 7) 3 episodes, 1987
John Kirby ...  Frank the Bartender 3 episodes, 1987
Jarrett Lennon Jarrett Lennon ...  Lorenzo Bradshaw (Age 5) 3 episodes, 1987
Cathryn Perdue Cathryn Perdue ...  Nancy Jones 3 episodes, 1987
Nicholas Rutherford ...  Marco (Age 4) 3 episodes, 1987
Edmund Stoiber Edmund Stoiber ...  Cerny 3 episodes, 1987
T.J. Worzalla T.J. Worzalla ...  Ariadne (Age 4) 3 episodes, 1987
Ned Bellamy 3 episodes, 1987
Frances Bergen 3 episodes, 1987
Darwyn Carson 3 episodes, 1987
Danny Chambers 3 episodes, 1987
Lilyan Chauvin 3 episodes, 1987
Peter Crook Peter Crook 3 episodes, 1987
Cindi Dietrich Cindi Dietrich 3 episodes, 1987
Dean Dittman Dean Dittman 3 episodes, 1987
Todd Everett Todd Everett ...  Lie Detector Interrogator 3 episodes, 1987
Peter Hobbs 3 episodes, 1987
Tom Hodges 3 episodes, 1987
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Tuck Milligan 3 episodes, 1987
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Sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cascanueces: Dinero, locura y asesinato See more »

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Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the real life of Frances Schreuder. See more »

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Version of At Mother's Request (1987) See more »

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Brilliant Remick and cast!
13 July 2005 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I just purchased the book by Shana Alexander. The television film version which includes Lee Remick as Frances Bradshaw Schreuder and Inga Swenson as her older sister Marilyn Reagan. They are both not only memorable. But I kept thinking about them while I was reading this book. This is one of the most bizarre murder cases in American history. When you learn that Frances' sons prefer prison to living at home with mom, I think you have to wonder what is wrong with this situation. Lee Remick earth-shattering performance as Frances is very reminiscent of Meredith Baxter playing Betty Broderick in "A Woman Scorned." Unlike that movie which only lasted two hours, this story was an intriguing mini-series which television has all but abandoned like the sitcom genre. The story of Frances Schreuder is compelling, chilling, and even frightening in the book and less on the screen but it is still worth watching. I don't think anybody would believe a woman was capable of such harm and was not stopped sooner. In fact, her family rejected that she needed the psychiatric problems in the book earlier in her life like in college which may suggest a lesson to be learned. Take care of the problem early before it accelerates. Frances is definitely a narcissist who used her children to gain acceptance and money to gain power and acceptance in a society which really had no interest in her. Sadly, her children suffered. If she was not stopped, Ariadne would have suffered in her hands.


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