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Child in the Night (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  1 May 1990 (USA)
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A psychologist treats an 8 year old boy who witnessed his father's murder but the child blocks out details that could help the police.

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Dr. Hollis
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Bass
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Valerie
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Bobby (as Michael Pniewski)
Tim Choate ...
Curt
Thom Bray
John Procaccino
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Luke
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Os Winfield
Stephen Godwin ...
Scott Winfield
Karen Trumbo ...
Julia Fiori
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Dr. Wendt
Laura Langwell ...
Sharon O'Bannon
Don Hohenstein ...
Jackie's Date
J.R. Knotts ...
Ivan Decker
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A child psychologist, Hollis who's marriage collapsed after she learned she was barren, bonds with Luke Winfield, who witnessed his father's murder at the hands of rain-slicker wearing killer with a cargo hook. Along the way she befriends Detective Bass as he investigates a series of homicides, each with the same M.O. As Hollis gets closer to Luke she discovers some trouble family secrets ensuring she is next to be slain. Written by ???

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The secret of a grisly murder, locked in a child's mind.


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JoBeth Williams and Tom Skerritt are the "Poltergeist" team, Williams having appeared in the first two Poltergeist films, Skerritt in the third. See more »

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Os Winfield: Your daddy stole too... he stole all this from me
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Very entertaining
6 March 2002 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Very well-done TV movie. I've always been a fan of Jobeth Williams, and she didn't disappoint here. I really didn't know whodunit until I was supposed to, which is rare in this genre of story. Darin McGavin was perfect, as was Tom Skerrit. This was also, I believe, the first major role for 9-year-old Elijah Wood, and it's a foreshadowing of the kind of talent that he is. Even at this age, he shows his moxy. I'd recommend this to anyone.


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