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.

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  1. Amanda Silver


  2. Curtis Hanson


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

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget $11,700,000.00

Revenue $88,036,683.00

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Release Information

  • January 10, 1992
    R, Theatrical



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