Overview

In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM studios, her callous and abusive behavior towards her daughter Christina becomes even more pronounced. Christina leaves home and takes her first acting role, only to find her mother's presence still overshadowing her.

  1. Frank Perry

    Director, Writer

  2. Tracy Hotchner

    Writer

  3. Frank Yablans

    Writer

  4. Robert Getchell

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Faye Dunaway

    Faye Dunaway

    Joan Crawford

  2. Diana Scarwid

    Diana Scarwid

    Christina Crawford

  3. Steve Forrest

    Steve Forrest

    Greg Savitt

  4. Howard Da Silva

    Howard Da Silva

    Louis B. Mayer

  5. Mara Hobel

    Mara Hobel

    Christina Crawford (child)

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Mommie Dearest
Mommie Dearest

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 18, 1981
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $19,032,261.00

Revenue $5,000,000.00

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