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Baby Snatcher (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  3 May 1992 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Bianca Hudson
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Karen Williams
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Cal Hudson
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David Anderson
Penny Fuller ...
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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One conceived a daughter. The other conceived a plan. See more »

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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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Veronica Hamel again excels...
13 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the theme is something we have seen before on LMN, the story is based on truth , and Nancy McKeon is believable as the victimized mother whose child is stolen by a woman posing as a nanny.

Michael Madsen portrays a military man, tired of his marriage to Veronica Hamel, and tells her he wants out. As an older woman, she panics, her perfect life disrupted, so she decides that a baby will save the marriage. She has problems becoming pregnant, so concocts a scheme: she pretends to be pregnant, wears maternity clothes and pillows to make her husband believe she is indeed pregnant. As he is a man rigid to his obligations, this one fact keeps him in the marriage. He crassly tells her, "My C.O. will not approve if I divorce you know, a pregnant woman".

Nine months pass and, as her husband is blissfully uninterested, Hamel gets away with the initial scheme. Then her husband asks...are't you about due, wherein she again panics, and tries to adopt. When that doesn't work, she advertises for employment as a nanny. As she is well- spoken and educated, she is hired by Nancy McKeon's mother, who believes her to be trustworthy. In the instant she allows Hamel to hold the child, the child is abducted.

McKeon portrays a low-income single mother, and there is a cameo with David Duchovny as the sometime father of the child. The media initially blamed the parents, as in most cases they are immediate suspects. McKeon rises to the occasion, and uses the media to publicize her child's abduction.

The fact that this is a true story serves as a cautionary tale to any new parents, and Veronica Hamel excels here as a desperate and borderline personality who will do anything to save her faltering marriage. 8/10.


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