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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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A Good Thriller With Excellent Cast
17 February 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Luke (Elijah Wood) is an eight years old boy who witnessed the murder of his father. Detective T. Bass (Tom Skerritt) calls the psychiatrist Dr. Hollis (the excellent and underrated actress JoBeth Williams) to assist the boy and get the name of the killer. However, the boy imagines the murderer as Captain Hook, trying to escape from the traumatic vision. Dr. Hollis gets closes to Luke and has an affair with Bass. The suspenseful end reveals many dirty secrets. This TV-movie is a good thriller, very supported by JoBeth Williams, Tom Skerritt and the presently famous Elijah Wood, who is introduced by this film with a great and important performance. A good entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): `Testemunha Silenciosa' (`Silent Witness')


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