The Hand That Rocks the Cradle R

Trust is her weapon. Innocence her opportunity. Revenge her only desire.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
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  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 8, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
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    • Interactive Menus
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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 47,189
...THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE comes on like the FATAL ATTRACTION of child care...
USA Today
Jan 10, 1992
De Mornay's performance vacillates so wildly between sweet solicitousness and icy murderousness that it draws as many giggles as gasps. Full Review
Hartford Courant
May 30, 2018
Rating: 3/4 -- This is De Mornay's film and she's a wicked treat, looking daggers at her enemy one moment and then glazing over with sweetness the next. Full Review
Seattle Times
Jul 10, 2013
...Rebecca DeMornay's performance is so fiercely felt that she makes you sympathize with the beast...
Los Angeles Daily News
Jan 10, 1992
Rating: 3/4 -- All of the best parts here go to women -- Sciorra, De Mornay and Julianne Moore in a funny supporting bit as Claire's cynical, suspicious friend. Full Review
Philadelphia Daily News
Jul 10, 2013
Rating: 4/5 -- This is pure unbridled hokum, of course, but extremely effective until the last 30 minutes, when the plot rapidly self-destructs. Full Review
Radio Times
Jul 10, 2013
Rating: 3/5 -- The careful structure of THTRTC guarantees that the movie will generate a fair amount of suspense throughout. But the single-mindedness of the movie is a genuine limitation, and, watching it, you begin to feel spoon-fed. Full Review
Orlando Sentinel
Jul 10, 2013

Product Description:

Rebecca De Mornay stars as a nanny with an evil agenda in this psychological thriller directed by Curtis Hanson (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL). When her new obstetrician Dr. Mott (John DeLancie), touches Claire Bartel (Annabella Sciorra) inappropriately during an exam, Claire reports him. The scandal ultimately causes Dr. Mott's suicide and his wife's miscarriage. Determined to have both a child and revenge, Mrs. Mott (De Mornay), now going by the name Peyton Flanders, poses as the perfect nanny and is hired by Claire and her husband, Michael (Matt McCoy), to care for their young daughter, Emma (Madeline Zima), and infant son. Seemingly sweet and helpful, Peyton slowly infiltrates the family's world. Once she has gained their trust, she begins to wreak havoc in their lives. Claire begins to doubt her husband's fidelity, her abilities as a mother, and virtually every other aspect of her life--including her sanity--as Peyton deliberately tries to ruin her life and replace her as a wife and mother. De Mornay is a delicious villain--all sugar and spice in front of the family but positively venomous when plotting and executing her revenge. Director Hanson crafts his thriller with great skill and attention to character, making this a must-see.

Plot Synopsis:

A seemingly perfect nanny is hired by a family who doesn't realize that her husband was the mother's gynecologist who killed himself after being accused of molesting her. Now this nanny wants a family of her own--after a healthy helping of revenge.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: January 10, 1992.
  • Filmed in Issaquah, Seattle, and Tacoma, Washington.
  • The film features an early screen appearance by Julianne Moore.
  • Debut screenwriter Amanda Silver is the granddaughter of the late screenwriter Sidney Buchman.
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