History Film / TheHandThatRocksTheCradle

26th May '16 12:04:02 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Hand That Rocks the Cradle''''' is a 1992 American thriller about a vengeful nanny out to destroy a naïve woman and steal her family.

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'''''The ''The Hand That Rocks the Cradle''''' Cradle'' is a 1992 American thriller about a vengeful nanny out to destroy a naïve woman and steal her family.
26th May '16 12:03:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Peyton Mott, obviously. Also doubles as a BitchInSheepsClothing.
22nd May '16 9:38:59 PM appealus
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* WouldHurtAChild: In one scene Peyton is shown to be intending to smother baby Joe with a pillow. [[spoiler: Subverted when she decides instead breast-feed him.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: In one scene Peyton is shown to be intending to smother baby Joe with a pillow. [[spoiler: Subverted when she decides instead to breast-feed him.]]
22nd May '16 9:34:37 PM appealus
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* ChekhovsGun: Several. The wind chimes at both houses. The blue turtles on the walls of both nurseries. The baby monitor, which saved the baby. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Peyton had used it throughout the movie to eavesdrop on the Bartels.]] And Claire's asthma. After repeated attacks throughout the film, she ''fakes'' one in order tho throw Peyton off guard.

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* ChekhovsGun: Several. The wind chimes at both houses. The blue turtles on the walls of both nurseries. The baby monitor, which saved the baby. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Peyton had used it throughout the movie to eavesdrop on the Bartels.]] And Claire's asthma. After repeated attacks throughout the film, she ''fakes'' one in order tho to throw Peyton off guard.
22nd May '16 9:32:21 PM appealus
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Dr. Mott's widow (Rebecca De Mornay), after losing her child from the stress of her husband's suicide and well as the financial fallout, vows revenge on Claire's family, and sets herself up as a nanny that the family hires, not knowing her true identity. Now calling herself Peyton Flanders, Mrs. Mott begins working covertly to bring the family down.

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Dr. Mott's widow (Rebecca De Mornay), after losing her child from the stress of her husband's suicide and as well as the financial fallout, vows revenge on Claire's family, and sets herself up as a nanny that the family hires, not knowing her true identity. Now calling herself Peyton Flanders, Mrs. Mott begins working covertly to bring the family down.
20th May '16 6:16:16 PM zookx1
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* TookALevelInBadass: After seeing her mother being attacked, Emma outsmarts Peyton and locks her in the nursery, rescuing Joe at the same time. As an added bonus, you can practically feel the intensity with which she yells "YOU ARE NOT MY MOMMY!"
21st Mar '16 11:28:04 PM BohemianBob43
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Dr. Mott avoids being arrested for molestation by shooting himself.
21st Mar '16 2:00:29 PM DrOO7
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* KickTheDog: Peyton slaps Solomon and calls him "retard", even ''before'' she frames him for molesting Emma.
20th Jan '16 11:07:40 PM fmpro
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[[caption-width-right:346:''"[[TitleDrop The hand that rocks the cradle]] is the hand that rules the world."'' ]

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[[caption-width-right:346:''"[[TitleDrop The hand that rocks the cradle]] is the hand that rules the world."'' ]
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20th Jan '16 11:06:56 PM fmpro
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[[caption-width-right:346:''"[[TitleDrop The hand that rocks the cradle]] is the hand that rules the world."'' --''Marlene Craven'']]

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[[caption-width-right:346:''"[[TitleDrop The hand that rocks the cradle]] is the hand that rules the world."'' --''Marlene Craven'']]
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