Raising Cain

Synopsis: Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own adulterous affair with an old flame, however, causes her to neglect her motherly duties until a spate of local kidnapings forces her to accept the possibility that he may be trying to recreate the twisted mind-control experiments of his discreditied psychologist father.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Brian De Palma
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

to child raising

right here in his own home.

Maybe even write a book about it.

So I go to work,

and the child psychologist

stays at home, playing house dad.

Oh, no...

Oh, God. I can't let Jack open

Carter's present.

Jack's wife, Emma, was my patient,

dying of lung cancer.

It was agonizing for him, but he came

every night to sit with her.

My heart went out to him.

I wanted so much

to take away some of his pain.

Then I realized

it was more than that.

I was falling in love with him.


What's going on?

- Leave the room.

- What?

Leave the room!

You must leave the room!

What the hell?

Code blue!

- Get out of the way, sir.

- Coming through.

- What have we got?

- We have cardiac arrest.

- Here's a bag.

- One milligram epinephrine.

What are you doing here?

What are you doing here?!

Happy Valentine's Day.

This for me?

You came back.

Well, I just came here

because I was...

Why did you run away?

I don't know.

I thought I saw someone.

- Where?

- In the woods.

Well, he's not here now, is he?


Is he?

But there was someone.


Oh, my God.

Sarah, it's Jenny.

Jenny, my God,

are you all right?

Yes, I'm fine.

I've been worried to death.

Carter's been calling all night.

- Oh, no.

- What happened to you?

- 1 was with Jack.

- At his hotel? All night?

Look, I can't explain right now.

What did Carter say?

Since you didn't come home,

and no one knew where you were,

he figured you had an accident.

He called all the hospitals

and the police.

He's got the whole world

looking for you.

What are you going to tell him?

Honey. Honey, it's okay.

I'm right here.

- Are you all right?

- Yeah.

I had the worst dream.

I'll say. You were moaning

and waving your hands around.

I dreamt I was

in the weirdest car accident.

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Brian De Palma

Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. In a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in genres such as suspense, psychological thriller, and crime drama. His prominent films include mainstream box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1973), Blow Out (1981), Body Double (1984), Carlito's Way (1993), Femme Fatale (2002) and Redacted (2007).De Palma is often cited as a leading member of the New Hollywood generation of film directors. His directing style often makes use of quotations from other films or cinematic styles, and bears the influence of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Jean-Luc Godard. His films have frequently garnered controversy for their violence and sexual content, but have also been championed by prominent critics such as Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael. more…

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