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Trading Mom Details


The Mommy Market originated as a fey satirical novel by Nancy Brelis. In the film version, Anna Chlumsky plays the oldest of three siblings who are fed up with their impossible mother (Sissy Spacek). Through methods too complicated to go into here, the kids are able to make Mom completely disappear. They then head to the local "Mommy Market" to select a new parent. Spacek returns to play three entirely different characters, an impressive chunk of versatility indeed. Far more impressive than the film itself, which suffers from lackluster direction (by Tia Brelis, daughter of author Nancy Brelis) and a threadbare budget. Test-marketed under its original title in 1992, The Mommy Market fell flat with audiences; it was reissued with alterations as Trading Mom in 1994, only to plunge into obscurity for a second time. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Sissy Spacek
as Mommy
Anna Chlumsky
as Elizabeth
Asher Metchik
as Harry
Maureen Stapleton
as Mrs. Cavour
Merritt Yohnka
as Mr. Leeby
Sissy Spacek
as Natasha
Sissy Spacek
as Mom
Andre the Giant
as Giant
Catherine Paolone
as Cookie Mom
Sissy Spacek
as Mama
Jan Solomita
as Chivas
Sammy Ross
as Little Guy
Schuyler Fisk
as Suzy
Frank Welker
as Special Vocal Effects


Tia Brelis
Raffaella de Laurentiis
Tia Brelis
Nancy Brelis
Book Author
Buzz Feitshans IV
David Kitay
Composer (Music Score)
Isaac Sehayek
Terry Collis
Production Designer
Cynthia Kay Charette
Production Designer
Hester Hargett
Lisa Caperton
Set Designer
Terry Dresbach
Costume Designer