When the Bough Breaks (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

When the Bough Breaks (1986)

When the Bough Breaks




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Jonathan Kellerman's Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning novel When the Bough Breaks was evocatively adapted for the TV screen in 1986. Ted Danson plays a clinical psychologist, brought in to tend to an emotionally withdrawn little girl (Rachel Ticotin). There's a possibility that the child may have witnessed an unsolved double murder. As Danson and the girl draw closer, he becomes enmeshed in a homicidal conspiracy sparked by a clique of wealthy, well-connected men. Ted Danson also coproduced When the Bough Breaks.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Phil Penningroth, Jonathan Kellerman
Taft Entertainment Television


Marcie Leeds
as Melody Quinn
May Quigley
as Clerk #2
Ben Slack
as Arthur Gershman
Larry Gilman
as Reporter #2
David Byrd
as Larry/Owner
Charles Lane
as Van der Graaf
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