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Baby Snatcher (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  3 May 1992 (USA)
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Bianca Hudson
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Karen Williams
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Cal Hudson
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David Anderson
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Ruth Benson
John Evans ...
DePaul
Roger Bearde ...
Lt. Bailor
Paul Joseph McKenna ...
Russell Bauer
Gretchen Grant ...
Lindsey Bauer
Jason Reed Green ...
Kevin Williams
Caitlin Brady ...
Jenny Williams
Richard Elmore ...
Dr. Beinart
Peter Vilkin ...
Kurt
Ernesto Ravetto ...
Captain Montoya
Christine P. Bump ...
Linda
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A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect. Written by Scott Dawson <sdawson@easynet.co.uk>

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Cal asks Bianca what the baby's due date is. She tells him it's February. He then says something to the extent that there are 28 days in February and to narrow it down. She tells him it's the 20th or 21st, it's not an exact science. He then marks an big X on the calendar on what is supposed to be the 20th and 21st of February. The X's are put on a Friday and Saturday. The calendar clearly shows nine additional days in February. February has only 28 days, as Cal mentions. Even if it's a leap year, the calendar shows too many additional days past the 21st. See more »

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8 October 2007 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

In this fact-based story, Air Force Capt. Cal Hudson does not want to be married any more. His wife Bianca announces that she is pregnant, but all Cal cares about is that his C.O. will think he's a bad person for walking out on a pregnant wife.

Cal comes home to find Bianca on the floor and takes her to the military hospital. The doctor there tells Bianca she has diabetes and should terminate the pregnancy. If she does not, the baby could have serious problems (and while he didn't say this, remember what happened to Julia Roberts' character in "Steel Magnolias"?). Bianca claims she and Cal are too religious to consider such a thing, and she asks to tell Cal herself. Cal has changed his mind about leaving her, so of course Bianca can't say she is ending her pregnancy. Actually, there may be another way, and the title of the movie sort of gives that away.

Karen was a receptionist where David works until they had an affair and she got pregnant. Karen, who had been married, has moved with her two kids and gotten a job in a pizza joint with an unreasonably demanding boss. Her mother, who disapproves of her relationship, reluctantly helps take care of Karen's kids. David's wife does not know about Karen, but he claims to love Karen and shows signs of ending his marriage.

It's not too hard to figure out what will happen from here, but of course the most interesting thing is watching Bianca's scheming. It's hard to believe an Air Force captain could be so clueless as to what is going on. The search for the missing baby is also fascinating to watch.

Veronica Hamel gives a very good performance here. Bianca is mostly unpleasant but frequently just plain creepy. Michael Madsen's best moment comes when Cal wants to come back to Bianca. Nancy McKeon has many good scenes, mostly in the sequined half. As for David Duchovny, I know he is a respected actor, but I don't think this could be proved from anything he does here.

Jason Reed Green is particularly good for a child, playing Karen's young son.

Also giving good performances are the actors playing two of the FBI agents--John Evans as DePaul, who suspects Karen and David of being behind the abduction and possible murder of a child he thinks they didn't want, and the actor playing the black man who showed compassion. I don't see his name in the credits, but I think the character's name was Thompson or something that sounded like it.

This was pretty much a standard Lifetime style movie, but it had some really good moments.


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