Empty Cradle (1993)





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This made-for-television thriller tells the story of an unstable woman who goes to bizarre lengths to keep her drifting lover. Kate Jackson stars as Rita Donohue, a nurse who believes that she can re-ignite her disinterested lover's passion by having a child. Unable to have a child of her own, Rita plots to snatch an infant from her hospital's maternity ward to later pass off as her own. She feigns a pregnancy, switches records on a stillborn and healthy child, and then steals a baby from new mother Jane Morgan (Lori Loughlin) in order to support her charade. The plan goes sour though, when Jane refuses to accept the hospital's claim that her child died, and she investigates the unsettling clues on her own.
Drama , Television
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Kate Jackson
as Rita Donohue
Lori Loughlin
as Jane Morgan
Eriq La Salle
as Detective Knoll
David Lansbury
as Bob Morgan
Jonah Blechman
as Patrick
Karmin Murcelo
as Nurse Ramsey
Peter Crook
as Dr. Evans
Don Yesso
as Frank Donahue
Walter Addison
as Dr. Furness
Ricardo Gutierrez
as Clem Andrews
Devon Raymond
as Dr. Rosen
Tom Dahlgren
as Mr. Mills
Blake Gibbons
as Tom Burke
Stefan Gierasch
as Mr. Spizey
Rosanna Huffman
as Dr. Genser
Aaron Lustig
as Frazier Lawyer
Herb Mitchell
as Captain Miller
Pippa Pearthree
as Janet Armstrong
Roger Rook
as Mr. Armstrong
Nancy Stephens
as Foster Mother
Elizabeth Daily
as Theresa Richland
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An intriging low budget movie, with a better storyline than acting

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