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When she was assaulted by her doctor, Claire Bartel (Annabella Sciorra) reported him to the police, and rather than go to prison for his crime, he killed himself. The shock of the accusations and suicide caused the doctor's pregnant wife, Peyton (Rebecca De Mornay), to have a miscarriage. Driven mad with rage, Peyton poses as a nanny for the Bartel family. Her plan: to tear Claire's life apart, seduce her husband (Matt McCoy) and eventually murder the woman she blames for ruining her life.

Cast & Crew

Rebecca De Mornay
Peyton Flanders, Mrs. Mott
Matt McCoy
Michael Bartel
Julianne Moore
Marlene Craven
Madeline Zima
Emma Bartel
John deLancie
Dr. Victor Mott
Kevin Skousen
Marty Craven
Robert W. Cort
Executive Producer
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Rick Jaffa
Executive Producer
Graeme Revell
Original Music
Robert Elswit
Cinematographer
John F. Link
Film Editor
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Critic Reviews for The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

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Audience Reviews for The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

  • Dec 11, 2020
    Annabella Sciorra's performance as a stressed out wife who becomes suspicious of the behavior of her new nanny is the reason to watch this predictable thriller.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2012
    The smash success of <i>Fatal Attraction</i> ushered in a new era of thrillers starring demented and dangerous women. Among the best followers along with <i>Single White Female</i> is this effectively disturbing "nanny from hell" story.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2011
    Great suspense and scary scenes. Make sure you choose the nanny wisely
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2010
    Fucking stupid movie that my local tv channel used to run almost daily.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer

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