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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1 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Dziecko w mroku  »

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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: [shaking keys] You can't get in without these
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Great movie, great actors, great story line!!!
27 December 1998 | by (Canberra - Australia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was 14 yrs/o and from that day on I had decided what I was going to do with my life...Psychology. I am now 18 and I have applied to do Psychology at University - my career preference has not changed! I am not sure as to why I feel so strongly about Psychology since I viewed "Child in the Night" 4 yrs ago - maybe it was the actress who portrayed the character Jackie Hollis (JoBeth Williams) or maybe it was just the way her work was shown throughout the movie but the movie has been a real eye opener for me and I am very grateful for that. I believe that it is one of the most thrilling, well made movies of its time, with a wonderful cast, JoBeth Williams was fantastic and great a storyline, 'Child in the Night' is one of my favourite movies! Thank you for letting me share my thoughts........


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