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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle [DVD] [1992]

  • SKU: 3536999
  • Release Date: 12/08/1998
  • Rating: R
Rebecca DeMornay essays the role of the vengeful nanny, terrorizing the family of the woman she deems responsible for her husband's death in Hollywood Home Pictures' release of this taut thriller from director Curtis Hanson. Presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and closed-captioned with English Dolby Digital Surround audio, this DVD also offers the option of a French Dolby Digital Stereo audio track and features a theatrical trailer. Parents will think twice before calling the babysitter after this nail-biting tale of obsessive revenge.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

    Special Features


    • Dolby Surround
    • Theatrical trailer
    • French language track
    • Chapter search

    Synopsis


    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is director Curtis Hanson's suburban horror story of a demented nanny bent on revenge for past wrongs. Peyton (Rebecca De Mornay) was once a happily married woman, but when her doctor husband is accused of assaulting a patient and he commits suicide, her world falls apart and she plots revenge. Claire (Annabella Sciorra), the woman who made the accusation, hires Peyton as a nanny, not knowing of their past involvement. Peyton then proceeds to terrorize the family, attempts to seduce the husband and generally destroy Claire as she feels she has been destroyed. The film, while somewhat implausible, is saved by the strong performances of Sciorra and De Mornay. Rebecca De Mornay has not given such a good performance since Risky Business, and she manages to make Peyton both believable, frightening and sympathetic. De Mornay has many great moments, but the scene, where she slowly destroys a bathroom in her impotent rage is unbelievably powerful. Hanson, a superb director of thrillers, manages to bring all the elements together to make The Hand That Rocks the Cradle a frightening psychological thriller and an interesting look at a woman's obsessive hatred and envy. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Annabella Sciorra
      Annabella Sciorra - Claire Bartel
    • Rebecca De Mornay
      Rebecca De Mornay - Peyton Flanders
    • Matt McCoy
      Matt McCoy - Michael Bartel
    • Ernie Hudson
      Ernie Hudson - Solomon
    • Julianne Moore
      Julianne Moore - Marlene



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Creepy creepy creepy

      Posted
      Kate
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      De Mornay is the nanny you love to hate. Sciorra and McCoy play the heads of the ideal family that most people strive to be. Highly disturbing, but very watchable. After watching it every time I came across it on television, I decided to just buy a copy. Great movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      suspense at it's greatest

      Posted
      diehard
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      All time favorite. Bought it to watch with my 20 year old daughter, I'd always repeat lines from the movie and she had no idea what I was talking about... now she knows. Must see movie. It's a classic if you ask me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Creepy

      Posted
      kevman79

      I'll be the first to admit that I find Rebecca De Mornay very attractive in this film, up until you realize she's crazy. It's just a shame that her character is so creepy, but the movie is still worth a viewing. Widescreen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic!!!!!

      Posted
      Niesha
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      Best Buy Delivers On Time All The Time Couldn't Find This Movie Anywhere And Was Glad That It Was Available On Best Buy.Com Best Revenge Movie Of All Time!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love the Movie

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      Sking
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      I love this movie. It has great actors and a great plot. Rebecca DeMornay is so creepy yet great in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie...classic thriller

      Posted
      Techy312
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      I love this movie. Great entertainment for the family or friend movie night.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      awesome movie

      Posted
      Robert1234
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      i havent seen this movie in ages. i had the DVD but Bluray much better.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So good!

      Posted
      Blondie39
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      I so love this movie! She is such a psycho nanny!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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