Any Mother's Son is a 1997 television drama film directed by David Burton Morris and starring Bonnie Bedelia, Hedy Burress, and Paul Popowich.

Any Mother's Son
Directed byDavid Burton Morris
Written byBruce Harmon
StarringBonnie Bedelia
Hedy Burress
Paul Popowich
Music byPray for Rain
CinematographyJohn L. Demps Jr.
Edited byMichael S. Murphy
Distributed byLifetime Television
Release date
11 August 1997
Running time
90 min
CountryUnited States


The film based on the true story of US Navy Petty Officer Allen Schindler, who is murdered by two of his fellow seamen while on shore leave from his post in Japan. Two months later, Schindler's mother discovers that he was killed because he was gay. She has to fight her own homophobia and attempts by the Navy to cover up the crime.[1]



In 1998, the film won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Made for TV Movie.[2]


  1. ^ "Any Mother's Son - About the Movie". Lifetime Television. Archived from the original on 26 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  2. ^ "GLAAD Awards Part I in NYC". Planet Out. 1998-03-31. Archived from the original on 2002-02-01. Retrieved 2002-02-12.

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