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Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?

Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?

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Monday, September 30, 1996 11.5 18 3
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  • Season: 1996-97
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Woman In Jeopardy, Woman's Issue/Story, Rape/Molestation, Social Issue
  • Based On: Mother, May I Sleep With Danger written by Claire R. Jacobs
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by Claire R. Jacobs. A naive college student falls in love with a charming pathological liar, credit card scammer and murderer. When her loving mother tries to break up the abusive relationship the possessive psychopath abducts the young woman and hides her in his cabin in the woods. Her distraught mother moves heaven and earth to rescue her tortured daughter.
On Thursday, April 7, 2016 Lifetime announced that it's teaming up with Sony Pictures Television and James Franco to remake the classic TV movie, MOTHER, MAY I SLEEP WITH DANGER?, in honor of the cult classic's 20th Anniversary, with the remake premiering Saturday, June 18 at 8pm ET/PT. The retelling stars Franco and reunites Tori Spelling and Ivan Sergei from the original film and also features Leila George, Emily Meade and Nick Eversman. With a story by Franco, this updated classic features a vampire love story that brings a whole new meaning to "sleeping with danger."

When theater major Leah (George) brings home the special someone in her life to meet her mom, Julie (Spelling), the family is met with a surprise when Pearl (Meade) comes to the door. Julie tries to embrace the idea of Leah's new love interest, but she can't shake the feeling that something is very wrong. Julie's suspicions lead to a startling discovery about Pearl that puts Leah in serious danger. Will Julie be able to save her daughter from an eternity of heartache before it's too late? MOTHER, MAY I SLEEP WITH DANGER? is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Rabbit Bandini Productions. Franco executive produces with Vince Jolivette, Diane Sokolow and Rachel Verno. The script is written by Amber Coney from a story by Franco, and directed by Melanie Aitkenhead.


Production Company:

  • Sokolow Co IAW TriStar TV

Production Type:

  • Independent
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