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The Bad Seed (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  7 February 1985 (USA)
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Freak fatal accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.

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Carrie Wells ...
Rachel Penmark
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Mark Daigler
Weldon Bleiler ...
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Mrs. Post
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Rachel is a 9-year-old girl who is perfection itself - unless she's crossed or challenged. Several disturbing recent incidents have led Rachel's mother Christine to suspect that her child is a latent murderess. Upon discovering that she herself is the daughter of a convicted killer, Christine becomes convinced that sweet little Rachel is a "bad seed" - an inherent killer who feels no remorse because she doesn't know any better. Written by Ørnås

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Is evil a choice... Or an inheritance? See more »


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7 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Patty McCormack, star of the 1956 film, was offered the role of Monica Breedlove, but after reading the script, she promptly turned down the part. See more »

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Remake of The Bad Seed (1956) See more »

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Somewhat disappointing
26 September 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Keith Carradine as the gardener was superb. Lynn Redgrave as meddlesome Monica Breedlove and Richard Kiley as Richard Bravo were good. So was Eve Smith as Mrs. Post, the head of Rachel's school.

Unfortunately the performances of Blair Brown as Christine Penmark and Carol Lacatell as Rita Daigler seemed lacking in dimension when compared to the dynamic performances of Nancy Kelly and Eileen Heckart in the original.

Even worse, Carrie Well's delivery struck me as very flat when compared to Patty McCormack's in the original.


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