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When the Bough Breaks (1994)

On July, 4th in Houston, a teenager finds a human hand in the sewer. Captain Swaggert is investigating the discovery of seven hands over several years, each one precisely severed and with a... See full summary »

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Special Investigator Audrey Macleah
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Captain Swaggert
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Jordan Thomas / Jennifer Lynn Eben
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Howard Speckett
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On July, 4th in Houston, a teenager finds a human hand in the sewer. Captain Swaggert is investigating the discovery of seven hands over several years, each one precisely severed and with a number tattooed on the palm, but as yet has no leads. The highly qualified Special Investigator, Audrey Macleah, is assigned to join the team and give support to the investigation. When the police department receives a call from a medical doctor in an institution, Audrey visits him. There, the doctor introduces the autistic boy Jordan Thomas to her, disclosing seven hands that the boy had drawn on the wall. Audrey dedicates her attention to Jordan and discovers that he is connected to the serial-killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Can a child's telepathic mind help find a serial killer?

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Gina Philips's debut role. See more »

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Audrey Macleah: Fuck you!
Dr. Douglas Eben: That's not what I had in mind.
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MY HEROINE
Written by G. Morrow, E. Tomney, R. Urula, Billy Lee Riley (as B. Riley)
Performed by Rage to Live
Published by Brazen Blue Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Bar/None Records
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It's got a beat, but you still can't dance to it.
20 July 1999 | by (Sacramento, CA USA) – See all my reviews

When the Bough Breaks sets an all-time record for unresolved loose ends: scars on the back, birth defects, numbers on the palms, role of the full-time ice cream clown, and on and on. Of course, there are suggestions of untold stories that parallel and bisect the story. But there's enough here to feed a decade-long TV series. (Oops. There goes my chance to make a killing on the spin-offs.)

There are signs of a heart beat in the characters of Audrey Macleah and Jordan/Jenny--but the pulse is weak.


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