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At Mother's Request is a 1987 two-part television miniseries based on a true story (the Franklin Bradshaw murder). The movie stars E. G. Marshall and Stefanie Powers.

At Mother's Request
Written byRichard DeLong Adams (teleplay)
Jonathan Coleman (novel)
Directed byMichael Tuchner
StarringE. G. Marshall
Stefanie Powers
Doug McKeon
Theme music composerCharles Gross
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Bob Markell (co-producer)
Christopher Morgan (producer)
CinematographyLarry Pizer
Editor(s)Gary Griffin
Running time240 minutes
Production company(s)Incorporated Television Company
Vista Organization
Original networkCBS
Original releaseJanuary 4 –
6, 1987


Plot summaryEdit

Frances Schreuder, a mother who is very mean to her sons, especially when they don't measure up to her expectations, and very greedy, decides she wants her inheritance from her rich father, multimillionaire Franklin Bradshaw. Frances has done some evil things to get what she wants. For example, she has forged some of her father's checks to get things she wants and had her sons steal from him when they were visiting him in his Salt Lake City business from their New York City home the summer before his death. She decides she wants her money really soon and manipulates her son Marc into murdering her father.



Parts of the miniseries were shot in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1]


  1. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.

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