Traumatized, she tells her husband Michael, who encourages her to report Dr. Mott to the state medical board. Well, not death. 10 questions, rated Average. 1963 ELIZABETH FRASER, 56, Scottish singer and member of the Cocteau Twins. Julianne Moore Marlene. Claire eventually uncovers the truth about Mrs. Mott, confronts her, and reveals the truth to Michael just as Mrs. Mott claims that she and Michael are having an affair. Filming began on April 15, 1991 after being rescheduled from February 22. However, he gave praise to Julianne Moore's character, saying, "much more believable, is the supporting character of the mother's best friend" and that "the friend is a terrific character, it's too bad she doesn't have more scenes in the picture." He added that "Mr. Hanson creates the occasionally effective shock effect to satisfy those who want to squeal in mock fright. To prevent him from exposing her, Mrs. Mott implies to Claire that she believes Solomon may be molesting Emma. The podcast that pits two films with something in common against each other in a brutal fight to the death. Annabella Sciorra Claire Bartel. [2] | Mrs. Mott (known by her fake deceiving name Peyton Flanders) is the main antagonist in the 1992 psychological thriller movie The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. | At a routine check-up, she is sexually molested by her new obstetrician, Dr. Victor Mott. Filming & Production Script error: No such module "Unsubst". Don't be gulled by those who would compare The Hand That Rocks the Cradle to Fatal Attraction, which features three strong characters who, in one way or another, are ready to answer for their actions." Susan Chin Newscaster. She frequently breastfeeds Joey in secret; this causes him to reject Claire, as he stops taking Claire's milk. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. At a routine checkup, Claire is molested by an obstetrician, Dr. Victor Mott (John de Lancie), who is replacing her retired doctor. Audiences aren't asked to think, only to react" and that "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle proves again that not thinking isn't especially easy even today. Solomon, an intellectually disabled handyman who has been assisting the Bartels and is friendly with Emma, discovers Mrs. Mott breastfeeding Joey. In this quiz, I will describe a character from the film, "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle", and you tell me who played him/her. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was Hanson’s first hit, pulling him from the kiddie-flick-and-exploitation doldrums of his early career into the big league. Mrs. Mott overhears their conversation from the other room over the baby monitor, and the next morning she boobytraps the greenhouse for Claire. "[14], Washington Post reviewer Rita Kempley criticized the movie, arguing that it is anti-feminist. Silver wrote The Hand that Rocks the Cradle as a graduate thesis at the University of Southern California film school, and the movie's derivative nature shows it. Cast & Crew. Get the latest The Hand That Rocks The Cradle news, movie spoilers, casting info and more on TVGuide.com Join / Sign Up Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. As Mrs. Mott tries to take Joey, Claire gets back up, having faked her asthma attack, and pushes Mrs. Mott out of the window, impaling her on the picket fence and killing her. A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. "[12] Rebecca Hawkes of The Daily Telegraph gave the film a rating a 3 stars out of 5 and said that "It’s a tense, viscerally unsettling moment, that helps make the film into something more than just a fun, formulaic thriller",[13] while Sue Heal of The Radio Times rated the film 4 stars out of 5, stated that "This is pure unbridled hokum, of course, but extremely effective until the last 30 minutes, when the plot rapidly self-destructs. Claire doesn't believe Emma, causing her to turn against her mother, as Mrs. Mott had planned. Cast + Crew; January 10, 1992; R, 1 hr 50 min Suspense/Thriller; Tell us where you are The Hand That Rocks the Cradle THRILLER Claire Bartel (Annabella Sciorra - Jungle Fever), a busy wife, mother and career woman whose family is placed in grave jeopardy when she hires Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay - Risky Business), a … Innocence her opportunity. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 63% based on 48 reviews. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle originated as Silver's film school thesis. Films - Top: When Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay, far right) befriends the Bartel family, she easily wins the affection of young Emma (Madeline Zima, center). The setting and location was originally meant to be in Atlanta, Georgia, but was filmed in Tacoma and Seattle in Washington. By CAGuy0206. [1], The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was released on VHS on July 8, 1992, on DVD on December 8, 1998 with the original theatrical trailer as the sole special feature. She is portrayed by Rebecca De Mornay, who also played Natalie Koffin from Mother's Day. TMDb Score. Get ready for edge-of-your-seat suspense with one of the most exciting and talked-about thrillers! By the end of its run, the film earned a total of $88 million in the United States and Canada[5][6] and $52 million internationally,[7] for a worldwide total of $140 million. Claire accuses Michael of having an affair with Marlene, only to find the party-goers waiting in the next room. [1], In August 1990, it was reported that Interscope Communications was preparing the film for Hollywood Pictures. Its plot follows the pregnant wife of a Seattle obstetrician who kills himself after he is accused of sexual misconduct by his patients. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hand_That_Rocks_the_Cradle_(1917_film) Though Mr. Hanson is a slick movie maker, he is not an especially persuasive one here. Editorial Reviews. The original music score was composed by Graeme Revell. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a low-key thriller that will make baby boomers double-check the references of any prospective nanny. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of The Hand That Rocks The Cradle with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com Unhinged woman (Rebecca De Mornay) becomes a Seattle couple's (Annabella Sciorra, Matt McCoy) nanny. Michael tells Claire to get Emma and Joey so that they can head to a hotel for safety. If only friends came with references – … Official Sites Film, Thrillers. "[11], Vincent Canby of The New York Times said of the film that "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is meant to scare audiences more or less in the way that the patrons of the early nickelodeons were frightened when they saw the image of a train rushing at them. I encouraged Claire to report Dr. Mott for sexually assaulting her. He mentioned that his "biggest objection to Hand That Rocks the Cradle is to its scenes with the children in jeopardy or psychic pain." Unknown to the family, except for Emma, Solomon keeps a watchful eye over them. Michael denies this claim and kicks Mrs. Mott out. Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay) seemed to be the perfect nanny, but secretly she was out to wreck the lives of the family she was supposed to be helping. Emma tells Claire that Solomon never did anything to her. 68. Peyton Flanders Rebecca De Mornay. Mrs. Mott then plants a pair of Emma's panties in Solomon's toolbox, leading Claire to fire him. Episode 68 Part 1 of Clash of the Titles is here! The Hand That Rocks the Cradle grossed approximately $140 million worldwide. Pinafore" (uncredited), transportation coordinator (as Robert T. Chesnut), first assistant accountant (as Stacy L. Robison), production associate (as Robin A. Schreer), production coordinator (as Sheila Warner). While recovering in the hospital, she sees a news story identifying Claire as the one who reported her husband, and she swears revenge. The film shoot was delayed due to the casting of the female leads. [10], Gene Siskel stated that he "had trouble accepting the premise of this picture because of the casual way in which the nanny is hired in an early scene by the mother," citing that the premise is unrealistic. Eric Melander. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle ( 2,286 ) IMDb 6.7 1h 50min 1992 X-Ray R But when she becomes envious of her boss's idyllic lifestyle, things take a chilling turn. Four more women come forward to corroborate the Bartels' story and Dr. Mott commits suicide to avoid being arrested by the authorities. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle vs Single White Female: Part 1. Instead of answering to the charges, Dr. Mott commits suicide to avoid being arrested. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly in this chilling psychological thriller about deception and bitter revenge. Cast: Annabella Sciorra Rebecca De Mornay Matt McCoy Ernie Hudson Julianne Moore Madeline Zima John de Lancie. The shock leads the wife to miscarry, after which she poses as a nanny for one of her husband's accusers, and slowly begins to infiltrate the family. Ernie Hudson Solomon. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Matt McCoy Michael Bartel. As Michael is distraught over both Marlene's death and his wife's condition, Mrs. Mott attempts to seduce him, but he rejects her advances. [8] On Metacritic the film has a score of 64% based on reviews from 26 critics. Marlene discovers Mrs. Mott's identity, but before she can get in touch with Claire, Mrs. Mott tricks her into going into the greenhouse, where she is killed by the falling glass ceiling when she swings the door open. It was placed at #24 in Bravo's special 30 Even Scarier Movie Moments. Marlene Craven Julianne Moore. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. The film lasted at #1 for four consecutive weeks, then was upended by Medicine Man, which was also released by Hollywood Pictures. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is a 1992 film about a widow who seeks vengenance after her doctor husband shoots himself for being charged with molesting female patients. Lawyers tell Mott's pregnant widow that her husband's assets have been frozen because of the lawsuits, he voided his life insurance contract by committing suicide, and she will lose her luxurious home. Claire tells Michael to call the police when she realizes that Mrs. Mott was behind Marlene's death and that she was the intended target. Knowing that Claire's close friend Marlene had been Michael's ex-girlfriend before he married Claire, Mrs. Mott also suggests to Michael that he arrange a surprise party for Claire, leading Marlene and Michael to meet in secret. Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever) stars as Claire Bartel, a busy wife, mother and career woman whose family is placed in grave jeopardy when she hires Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay - Risky Business), a seemingly perfect nanny with a chilling secret agenda. Get ready for edge-of-your-seat suspense with one of the most exciting and talked-about thrillers! The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is the cycle at its worst. Ebert praised De Mornay's performance in the film, saying, "she does, I think, a very good job, a very, very sound job of being the villainess in this film and I think it's an effective performance" and that he found the scenes of the children "very interesting because I saw them as a portrait of the evil of that woman. This is an original press photo. [15], An ABC Family remake was in the works as of 2013. Good luck! Touched at how Solomon risked his life to protect her family, Claire welcomes him back into their lives. We just decide which one is better. | Stressed, Mrs. Mott goes into pre-term labor, loses her baby, and undergoes an emergency hysterectomy. Cast and crew. Julie Clemmons She plots her vengeance on the Bartel family, whose mother was the first … The film was presented in its original widescreen aspect ratio, approximately 1.85.1. Knowing that Claire suffers from asthma, Mrs. Mott empties all of Claire's inhalers and takes Joey out for a walk to distance herself from her crimes so she could have an alibi. There have been many movies about psychos invading the homes and overturning the domestic bliss of innocent families, but in the capable hands of Curtis Hanson, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle rises above most of its brethren. Robert James. Claire Bartel (Annabella Sciorra) is mother to Emma (Madeline Zima) and pregnant with her second child. More often the devices he uses are such tired tricks as the crosscutting between two sets of simultaneous, often innocent, actions to create the illusion of suspense that can't be sustained. She enters and sees Solomon aiding the kids' escape. It stars Jeetendra, Jayaprada, Anu Aggarwal in the lead roles and music composed by Mahesh - Kishore. A now wary Claire begins to suspect "Peyton's" hand in all of the recent incidents and suggests to Michael that they should take a family vacation without "Peyton". When Claire enters, Mrs. Mott attempts to kill her but stops after Claire appears to be having another asthma attack, prompting Mrs. Mott to mock her. 1992 Press Photo The cast in scenes from "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle." The Hand that Rocks the Cradle has the viciousness of The Stepfather. Trivia Quiz - Cast of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" Category: Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The Quiz #335,859. 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When Claire arrives back home and finds Marlene's bloodied, glass-covered body, she has an asthma attack and is briefly hospitalized. The tale follows a vengeful, psychopathic1 nanny out to destroy a naive woman and steal her family. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Curtis Hanson (1992) 105min. Looking for a nanny, she unknowingly hires Mrs. Mott, who is going under the alias "Peyton Flanders." Mrs. Mott wages a campaign to undermine Claire in her household. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hand_That_Rocks_the_Cradle_(film) Release Dates The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Cast and Crew "Trust is her weapon. Lady Villain; Hindi: खल नायिका) is a 1993 Hindi-language thriller film, produced and directed by Saawan Kumar under the Saawan Kumar Productions banner. Rebecca De Mornay Peyton Flanders. Revenge her only desire." Mrs. Mott attempts to take Emma and Joey, but after seeing Mrs. Mott assault her mother, Emma locks Mrs. Mott in the nursery. Company Credits After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Favorite Movie Button ... Synopsis; Movie Reviews; More. DeMornay's live-in nursemaid recalls Michael Keaton's malicious tenant in … Mrs. Mott breaks into the house and lures Michael down to the basement where she hits him with a shovel, knocking him down the stairs and breaking his legs. Roger Ebert had a higher opinion of the film, stating that he "found this film worked" and that "It touches on a fear and that's why it appeals to us." On September 4, 2012 Disney/Buena Vista released the film on Blu-ray Disc with the same theatrical trailer as the previous releases. Relive all the chills and excitement of the critically acclaimed thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle in a sensational 20th Anniversary Edition. Claire tells her husband, Michael (Matt McCoy), about being sexually violated and the couple decide to report the incident to the authorities. Claire Bartel Annabella Sciorra. It is loosely based on the 1992 Hollywood film The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. The title is taken from an 1865 poem by William Ross Wallace. 1959 REBECCA DE MORNAY, 60, Actress, best known for her role in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. | Mrs. Mott escapes and hears Joey in the attic. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a 1992 American psychological thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson, and Julianne Moore. Matt … The Hand That Rocks the Cradle opened on January 10, 1992, and grossed $7.7 million in its opening weekend,[4] bringing Hook down to #2 at the US box office from its four-week stay at #1. Time Out says. Share Tweet. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, assistant hair stylist (as Kathleen Hagan), assistant property master (as Kim Larsen), lighting technician (as Donald Ray Mosley), conductor / music supervisor / orchestrator, librettist: songs from "The Pirates of Penzance" and "H.M.S. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a 1992 American psychological thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Annabella Sciorra and Rebecca De Mornay. Mrs. Mott encourages Claire's daughter Emma to keep secrets from her mother, tries to turn Emma against Claire, and secretly destroys Michael's office proposal. As they leave the attic, the police and paramedics arrive. [2], Filming locations were Issaquah, Washington; Seattle, Washington (Mott's residence at 2502 37th Ave W in Seattle); and the Bartels' residence at 808 N. Yakima Ave. Tacoma, Washington.[3]. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Six months later, Claire has given birth to her son, Joey. [9] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on an A+ to F scale. The Squirm-Inducing Genius of 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle': Podcast Curtis Hanson Dies at 71: Russell Crowe, Eminem, Guy Pearce Mourn 'Mentor' Movies Like The Hand that Rocks the Cradle She is a vengeful widow posing as a live-in nanny. In Seattle, housewife Claire Bartel is happily married and pregnant with her second child. Her initial accusation prompts four more women to come forward about Dr. Mott assaulting them, and multiple charges are prepared against him by the district attorney's office. Here the all American, middle class family seemed to have stepped out of a TV movie. Khal-Naaikaa (transl. Siskel finally remarked that "there are some fun thrills in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle to be sure, but I found a lot of it distasteful, too." D… Curtis Hanson Director. , directors, writers and more is not an especially persuasive one here crew credits including! 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