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The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)

R 01/10/1992 (US) DramaThriller 1h 50m

Trust is her weapon. Innocence her opportunity. Revenge her only desire.


A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly in this chilling psychological thriller about deception and bitter revenge.

  1. Curtis Hanson


  2. Amanda Silver


Top Billed Cast

  1. Annabella Sciorra

    Annabella Sciorra

    Claire Bartel

  2. Rebecca De Mornay

    Rebecca De Mornay

    Mrs. Mott / Peyton Flanders

  3. Matt McCoy

    Matt McCoy

    Michael Bartel

  4. Ernie Hudson

    Ernie Hudson


  5. Madeline Zima

    Madeline Zima

    Emma Bartel

  6. Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore

    Marlene Craven

  7. John de Lancie

    John de Lancie

    Dr. Victor Mott

  8. Kevin Skousen

    Marty Craven

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The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $11,700,000.00

Revenue $88,036,683.00


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