The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Poster

Release Date: 1993

DVD Release Date: April 2nd, 2002

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
When aspiring cheerleader Shanna (Frankie Ingrassia) becomes overzealous in her efforts to win votes, the school administration bars her from tryouts. And when Shanna's snotty rival, Verna (Elizabeth Ruscio), succeeds in making the team, Shanna's mother, Wanda (Holly Hunter), decides it's a mere issue of supply and demand -- and so plots to hire a hit man to create a vacancy on the cheerleading squad. When her brother-in-law (Beau Bridges) tips off the authorities, a scandal ensues.

Cast: Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz, Matt Frewer, Frederick Koehler, Gregg Henry, Frankie Ingrassia, Eddie Jones

Director: Michael Ritchie

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: School, Melodramatic, Fall, Amusing, 1990s, Revenge, Daughter


Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Winner Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie