In My Sister's Shadow

In My Sister's Shadow is a 1999 American made-for-television thriller drama film directed by Sandor Stern and starring Nancy McKeon, Janet Leigh, Thomas Joseph McCarthy and Alexandra Wilson. The film originally aired on CBS on January 5, 1999.[1]

In My Sister's Shadow
Written byDan Vining
Ronni Kern
Story byRob Fresco
Directed bySandor Stern
StarringNancy McKeon
Janet Leigh
Thomas Joseph McCarthy
Alexandra Wilson
Theme music composerDennis McCarthy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Robert Dalrymple
Producer(s)Sandra Saxon Brice
Kim Rubin
CinematographyRon Orieux
Editor(s)Jere Huggins
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Steinhardt Baer Pictures Company
CBS Productions
Original networkCBS
Original releaseJanuary 5, 1999 (1999-01-05)


Joan Connor (Nancy McKeon) is a lonely florist who has always played second fiddle to her pretty younger sister Laurie (Alexandra Wilson) due in part by the well-meaning but misguided signals sent out by their mother Kay (Janet Leigh). When Laurie finally leaves her longtime ex-boyfriend Michael (Thomas Joseph McCarthy) after a roller-coaster relationship, Joan is there again to pick up the pieces. But Laurie doesn't need to be picked up for very long: she meets Mark (Mark Dobies), a handsome man who owns a fish store.

Michael, on the other hand, can't get over the breakup and begins stalking Laurie and her new beau, all the while trying to seduce and insinuate plain Joan into his life — and turn her against her sister. Laurie and Mark decide to get married, which pushes a psychotic Michael over the edge and forces Joan to make some kind of decision.



In My Sister's Shadow was shot on location in Salt Lake City from March 11 to April 4, 1997. Although the film was completed in 1997, CBS did not premiere it until 1999.[2]


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