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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, found over several years, each one precisely severed and... 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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Sergeant Delarand (as Jimmy Medina)
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Dr. Singer
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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, found over several years, each one precisely severed and with a number tattooed on the palm. At this point, he 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 meets with the doctor and the doctor introduces an autistic boy Jordan Thomas. There she sees 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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7 May 1994 (South Korea)  »

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Tara Subkoff'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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Scary but beautiful
24 October 2000 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie really surprised me as I didn´t expect too much of it. The plot reminds me a little of the great french film LES YEUX SANS VISAGE, and it´s interesting to see the somewhat old school crime scene being transformed into a contemporary tale of murder and obsession. I found this to be very well done and extremely scary. Of the performances, the work of Tara Subkoff, in her first role, needs to be singled out. She is simply amazing and gives an unbelievably emotional portrayel of a mentally disturbed child.


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