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). On September 4, 2012 Disney/Buena Vista released the film on Blu-ray Disc with the same theatrical trailer as the previous releases. Claire doesn't believe Emma, causing her to turn against her mother, as Mrs. Mott had planned. Claire Bartel (Annabella Sciorra) is mother to Emma (Madeline Zima) and pregnant with her second child. [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. [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. She is portrayed by Rebecca De Mornay, who also played Natalie Koffin from Mother's Day. 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. She frequently breastfeeds Joey in secret; this causes him to reject Claire, as he stops taking Claire's milk. Mrs. Mott wages a campaign to undermine Claire in her household. Peyton Flanders Rebecca De Mornay. 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. Mrs. Mott then plants a pair of Emma's panties in Solomon's toolbox, leading Claire to fire him. 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. When Claire arrives back home and finds Marlene's bloodied, glass-covered body, she has an asthma attack and is briefly hospitalized. At a routine check-up, she is sexually molested by her new obstetrician, Dr. Victor Mott. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle has the viciousness of The Stepfather. [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]. Cast: Annabella Sciorra Rebecca De Mornay Matt McCoy Ernie Hudson Julianne Moore Madeline Zima John de Lancie. 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. The original music score was composed by Graeme Revell. Though Mr. Hanson is a slick movie maker, he is not an especially persuasive one here. Mrs. Mott overhears their conversation from the other room over the baby monitor, and the next morning she boobytraps the greenhouse for Claire. It is loosely based on the 1992 Hollywood film The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. 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. Marlene Craven Julianne Moore. Ernie Hudson Solomon. 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. Touched at how Solomon risked his life to protect her family, Claire welcomes him back into their lives. 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. At a routine checkup, Claire is molested by an obstetrician, Dr. Victor Mott (John de Lancie), who is replacing her retired doctor. 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 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. Editorial Reviews. Get ready for edge-of-your-seat suspense with one of the most exciting and talked-about thrillers! DeMornay's live-in nursemaid recalls Michael Keaton's malicious tenant in The film lasted at #1 for four consecutive weeks, then was upended by Medicine Man, which was also released by Hollywood Pictures. | "[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. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is the cycle at its worst. Matt McCoy Michael Bartel. 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. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Curtis Hanson (1992) 105min. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. Michael denies this claim and kicks Mrs. Mott out. 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." Julianne Moore Marlene. 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. 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". The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. 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. | 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. [1], In August 1990, it was reported that Interscope Communications was preparing the film for Hollywood Pictures. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. 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. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle grossed approximately $140 million worldwide. 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." 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. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly in this chilling psychological thriller about deception and bitter revenge. 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 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was Hansons first hit, pulling him from the kiddie-flick-and-exploitation doldrums of his early career into the big league. This is an original press photo. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Cast and Crew "Trust is her weapon. The film shoot was delayed due to the casting of the female leads. By October 1990 Curtis Hanson was on board to direct. 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. Unhinged woman (Rebecca De Mornay) becomes a Seattle couple's (Annabella Sciorra, Matt McCoy) nanny. If only friends came with references [2] Solomon, an intellectually disabled handyman who has been assisting the Bartels and is friendly with Emma, discovers Mrs. Mott breastfeeding Joey. Filming & Production 10 questions, rated Average. Curtis Hanson Director. Cast + Crew; January 10, 1992; R, 1 hr 50 min Suspense/Thriller; Tell us where you are 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. Release Dates 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. Rebecca De Mornay Peyton Flanders. Unknown to the family, except for Emma, Solomon keeps a watchful eye over them. Revenge her only desire." 1963 ELIZABETH FRASER, 56, Scottish singer and member of the Cocteau Twins. I encouraged Claire to report Dr. Mott for sexually assaulting her. Relive all the chills and excitement of the critically acclaimed thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle in a sensational 20th Anniversary Edition. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle originated as Silver's film school thesis. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a very well made psychological thriller that will make you think twice about hiring a nanny for your kids. Emma tells Claire that Solomon never did anything to her. Khal-Naaikaa (transl. Here the all American, middle class family seemed to have stepped out of a TV movie. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle vs Single White Female: Part 1. Time Out says. "[14], Washington Post reviewer Rita Kempley criticized the movie, arguing that it is anti-feminist. 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. Share Tweet. She enters and sees Solomon aiding the kids' escape. Good luck! Eric Melander. 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. [8] On Metacritic the film has a score of 64% based on reviews from 26 critics. D Claire accuses Michael of having an affair with Marlene, only to find the party-goers waiting in the next room. 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. We just decide which one is better. 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). Julie Clemmons The film was presented in its original widescreen aspect ratio, approximately 1.85.1. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 63% based on 48 reviews. Looking for a nanny, she unknowingly hires Mrs. Mott, who is going under the alias "Peyton Flanders." Mrs. Mott attempts to take Emma and Joey, but after seeing Mrs. Mott assault her mother, Emma locks Mrs. Mott in the nursery. Claire tells her husband, Michael (Matt McCoy), about being sexually violated and the couple decide to report the incident to the authorities. He added that "Mr. Hanson creates the occasionally effective shock effect to satisfy those who want to squeal in mock fright. 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. [15], An ABC Family remake was in the works as of 2013. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hand_That_Rocks_the_Cradle_(1917_film) Well, not death. Six months later, Claire has given birth to her son, Joey. Stressed, Mrs. Mott goes into pre-term labor, loses her baby, and undergoes an emergency hysterectomy. Lady Villain; Hindi: ) is a 1993 Hindi-language thriller film, produced and directed by Saawan Kumar under the Saawan Kumar Productions banner. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. 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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. She is a vengeful widow posing as a live-in nanny. Script error: No such module "Unsubst". "[12] Rebecca Hawkes of The Daily Telegraph gave the film a rating a 3 stars out of 5 and said that "Its 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. Four more women come forward to corroborate the Bartels' story and Dr. Mott commits suicide to avoid being arrested by the authorities. 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. 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