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Raising Cain (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  7 August 1992 (USA)
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Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own adulterous affair with an old flame, however, causes her to neglect her motherly duties until a spate of local kidnapings forces her to accept the possibility that he may be trying to recreate the twisted mind-control experiments of his discreditied psychologist father. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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Rated R for sexuality, language and terror violence | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,370,057 (USA)
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De Palma Still Impresses
29 July 1999 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Despite the fact that he wrote a rather unintelligent script for his 1992 effort, director Brian De Palma's "Raising Cain" is still fast, funny, and, occasionally, very scary.

In order not to reveal too much and spoil this wild little roller coaster ride, all I will say is that John Lithgow plays or at least speaks for five very different roles(!)

De Palma isn't at his all-time best, but Lithgow proves that he is one of the great character actors of our time. Rated R. 95 minutes. 6 out of 10.


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