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Empty Cradle (1993)

Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, ... See full summary »

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Rita Donohue
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Jane Morgan
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Detective Knoll
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Patrick
Karmin Murcelo ...
Nurse Ramsey
Peter Crook
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Gail Huddle (as Penny Johnson)
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Sharon
Ricardo Gutiérrez
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Dr. Furness
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Nancy
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Sally
Wendy Bowers ...
Donna
Zachary Browne ...
Sam
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Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, she knew she was having a girl. Now the hospital is stone-walling her, saying she is just in denial, due to her loss. Now she is trying to fight the system, to find evidence of the apparent mistake by the hospital. Only it wasn't the hospital's mistake. Nurse Rita Donohue is the one who made the switch. She faked a pregnancy to hang on to her roving boyfriend. But she grabbed the wrong baby, her boyfriend wants a son, so now she's faking a second pregnancy, and making plans to get another baby. Written by <Brian W <Martz__<B.Martz@Genie.com>>

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3 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Le berceau vide  »

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True To Life Story
6 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not your typical TV movie of the week: A young woman (Lori Loughlin) gives birth in a hospital, then is told that her baby is dead. She is convinced that her baby is alive. Turns out that she's right: Her nurse Rita (A chilling Kate Jackson) stole her little baby girl, just so she can hold on to her married lover. You have 2 stories going on throughout the film: A woman determined to find her child and faces obstacles from her husband and the hospital administration, and a woman that would go through ANY lengths to hold on to her man.

What's startling about the film is the scene in which a pregnant woman is killed by Rita and her baby stolen. Unfortunately, there have been many cases like this one. Like Rita, people will do ANYTHING to possess a child. Jackson's performance was (and still is) incredibly creepy.

Eriq La Salle plays a detective that gets involved with the goings on in the story. You really don't see too much of him until the later part of the movie.

It's a very intriguing film and worth a look.


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