The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Synopsis: 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. Before becoming the nanny, Peyton had a miscarriage due to the stress caused by the death of her husband, Dr. Victor Mott (John de Lancie), and blamed it on Claire (the mother, played by Annabella Sciorra),. Claire suspects nothing, having never met Peyton before.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Curtis Hanson
Production: Disney
  5 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Good Morning.

Welcome to Seattle Today.

I am the captain of the Pinafore

- And a right good captain too

- You're very, very good

It's almost ready,

you guys.

- We'll be right down.

- We'll be right down.

Occasionally say

I'm never, never sick at sea

- What never

- No never

- What never

- Well hardly ever

I'm gonna be talking

about traveling with children.



stay right there.

What's the matter?

Claire, stay here.



- Ooo, I'm sorry. Sorry.

- Hey, hey, hey.

- What are you doing here?

- Mommy?

It's okay, sweetheart.

- Honey, this gentleman says

the Better Ways Society sent him.

- Um... better day.


Better Day Society.

The Better Day Society

helps place...

the mentally disabled

with employment.

I live there.

- Of course! You're here to build the fence.

- Yeah.

I tried knocking.

Solomon, right? Rene Peterson told us

about the work you did.

I'm Claire and this is

my husband, Michael.

- Yeah, we met outside.

- And this is Emma.


It's nice to make

your acquaintance, Emma.

I'm gonna throw some shoes on.

See if our guest would like

anything to drink.

My mom says to ask

if you want anything.

I'd like a

brand new bicycle...

with a big basket...

on the handlebars

and some gears.

That sounds neat.


Okay, um...

okay, I see.


you wanted

to take away this.


The new fence

should contain...

the area here and

the gate should be there.


do you want the fence

to keep people in...


keep people out?

Well... both.

But mostly

to keep people out.





three... five...


Just kidding.

I got the tape measure.


Is everything all right

out here?

Right... as rain.

- Mrs. Bartel?

- That's me.

The doctor

will see you now.

- This is your first exam with Dr. Mott?

- Y es, it is.

The doctor who delivered

my little girl retired.

Dr. Mott was kind enough

to take me on midterm.

- He's one of the best.

Expecting his own, you know?

- Oh, really?

- Take everything off,

put the gown on, open at the front.

- Okay.

- Doctor.

- Mrs. Bartel!

- Hi.

- I'm Dr. Mott.

- It's nice to meet you.

- It's nice to meet you.


how are we today?

Just great.

The baby's kinda

kicking up a storm all day.

This is your second.

You're a pro at this.

I see you have

a history of asthma.

- Any problems?

- No, none at all.

- Why don't we take a look? Feet up.

- Oh, okay.

I didn't think it was usual to give

pelvic exams after the third month.

We won't again

until the 36th week,

but... I want to make sure

my new patients...

have a full exam

on their first visit.

It's Mrs. Miller. She's calling

again for the test results.

Why don't you go ahead and

give them to her. She's all clear.

- If she has any questions, I'll call her back.

- Yes, doctor.

Would you hold, please?

Oh, Maria,

when you're in the lab,

would you call in the results

of yesterday's virupaps?

Yes, doctor.

- Sorry about that.

- It's okay.

Why don't we start

with the breast exam?

Weather's been beautiful

these days, hasn't it?

It has. Yeah.

I love taking walks

after the rainstorm.

It's very important

to be able...

to give yourself

your own breast exams.


Mrs. Bartel, we need to

schedule your next appointment.

- Claire?

- Oh, Michael!

- Honey, what's the matter?

- Michael.

Just hold me.

Honey, what's wrong?


It was the way

he was touching me.

He wasn't examining me.

It was like...

he was getting off

on it.

I mean...

what if I accused him

and I was wrong?

Do you think

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