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The Bad Seed (1985)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 7 February 1985
Fatal freak accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.

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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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Girl born bad brings havoc on those around her for personal gain
7 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a remake that should have never been made. The original IS original! And the acting is superb. This horrible remake is very choppy and some of the scenes seem to be "fillers" and leave little room for the mystery of the story. The acting is robotic. The talents of Blair Brown, Lynn Redgrave, Richard Kiley, and Keith Carradine are wasted here. The "bad" girl is very stereotypical and not at all believable. Even the dialogue does not seem genuine--people do not talk like that. Unlike the original,nothing seems to be shocking as each new plot twist is revealed. It seems you can always tell what is coming next. Skip this stinker and stick to the original!


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