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- DescriptionRebecca De Mornay stars as Peyton, 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 her inappropriately during an exam, Claire (Annabella Sciorra) reports him. Dr. Mott reacts severely when the accusations become public knowledge, resulting in his own 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 Zina), 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.
- Release Year1999
- Running Time110 minutes
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- peterh724028 Mar, 2009by
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Superior, edge-of-your seat thriller about a career woman who hires a nanny not knowing that the woman, teetering on the brink of madness, has good reason to hate her and is plotting her very nasty revenge. Annabella Sciorra and Rebecca De Mornay are great as the women. The sort of film that haunts your dreams. Curious fact: the music of Gilbert and Sullivan is featured throughout the film.
- sexy_janette03 Sep, 2008by
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle DVD
I have watched the film before, and enjoyed it. So it was a good chance to own the film on DVD. My Husband loves this type of film so I thought that I would buy this film for him.
- 2nd2-022 Apr, 2007by
Cradles the World
I remember watching quite a few thrillers around the time this was released - Unlawful Entry, Single White Female, Deadbolt - all were fairly similar in theme. This film I enjoyed the most though mainly due to menacing performance of Rebecca de Mornay. Man, she's a nasty piece of work. The greenhouse bit is particularly tense especially when you know what's coming.