The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992)
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A gynecologist commits suicide when he is accused of having sexually molested 5 of his patients, and his wife loses her unborn baby as a result of stress. She then takes on another name and applies to the nanny position that the first woman to make the accusation has announced. She gets the job and she's up for revenge in her sly ways.
The Bartels couldn't believe how fortunate they were to find Peyton. But they didn't find her, she chose them.
Title: Hand That Rocks The Cradle, The
Release Date: January 10, 1992
Runtime: 110 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for terror, violence, a scene of sexual molestation, and for language.
Annabella Sciorra ...Claire Bartel
Rebecca De Mornay ...Mrs. Mott / Peyton Flanders
Matt McCoy ...Michael Bartel
Ernie Hudson ...Solomon
Julianne Moore ...Marlene Craven
Madeline Zima ...Emma Bartel
John de Lancie ...Dr. Victor Mott
Kevin Skousen ...Marty Craven
Mitchell Laurance ...Lawyer
Justin Zaremby ...Roth, the Schoolyard Bully
Eric Melander ...Joey 'Joe' Bartel
Jennifer Melander ...Joey 'Joe' Bartel
Ashley Melander ...Joey 'Joe' Bartel
Cliff Lenz ...Seattle Today Host
Penny LeGate ...Seattle Today Host
Mary Anne Owen ...Maria, Dr. Mott's Nurse
Therese Tinling ...Receptionist (as Therese Xavier Tinling)
Todd Jamieson ...Surgeon
Laura Ferri ...Emergency Room Nurse
Dee Dee Van Zyl ...Emergency Room Nurse
Cristine McMurdo Wallis ...Peyton's Nurse
Sara Jennifer Sharp ...Peyton's Nurse
Susan Chin ...Newscaster
Kimberly Hill ...Newscaster
Jane Jones ...Woman in Park
Ericka Matson ...Child in Schoolyard
Robert James ...Child in Schoolyard
Aimee Kanemori ...Child in Schoolyard
Elane Micklesen ...Child in Schoolyard
Brian Finney ...Stan, Botanical Gardens Worker
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Robert W. Cort
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Horror Film Trailer 1
"SEATTLE TODAY THEME"
"POOR WAND'RING ONE"
"O DRY THE GLISTENING TEAR"
"MY GALLANT CREW GOOD MORNING"
"SIR JOSEPH'S BARGE IS SEEN"
"SAY IT (OVER AND OVER AGAIN)"
More Movie Taglines:
- The Bartels couldn't believe how fortunate they were to find Peyton. But they didn't find her, she chose them.
- Get rocked January 10th!
- Their innocence is her opportunity. Their trust is her weapon. And their destruction, her triumph.
- ... is the hand that rules the world.
- Trust is her weapon. Innocence her opportunity. Revenge her only desire.
- Behind a beautiful face, beneath a dangerous smile, lies a revenge that can't be stopped.
- Peyton: My husband was my only family. He's the only one who really understood me... He took care of me. He was murdered. Claire: Murdered? Peyton: They never caught who did it. But I firmly believe, what goes around comes around.
Peyton: Are you a retard? Solomon: No Peyton: Did you like looking at me?... Did you like looking at me? Don't fuck with me, retard. My version of the story will be... better.
Peyton Flanders: When your husband makes love to you, it's my face he sees!
Marlene 'Marl' Craven: The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
Marlene 'Marl' Craven: Cancel my morning. Marlene's Assistant: But you have a showing! What do I tell them? Marlene 'Marl' Craven: You have a Harvard education, make something up!
- After Claire discovers who Peyton really is, her husband calls the police. He reports the address as "808 Yakima". This is the actual street address of the house in which most of the movie was filmed.
The musical theme that is featured in the opening credits, that Payton hums when strolling the baby through the park, and that Michael hears on the radio at the climax is "Poor Wandering One", from the William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan musical "The Pirates of Penzance".
Madeline Zima's film debut.
The title of the film is taken from the poem of the same name written by William Ross Wallace. The poem praises motherhood as the primary impetus for changing the world.
Rebecca De Mornay had actually been angling for the part of Tinkerbell in Hook (1991). Losing the role to Julia Roberts prompted her to actively seek something a little darker instead.
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Rating: 7.3 out of 10.0 - 64 votes cast total