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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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Jordan Thomas / Jennifer Lynn Eben
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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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Gina Philips's debut role. See more »

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Dr. Douglas Eben: [smiling] Let me see your hand.
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ENOUGH IS NEVER ENOUGH
Music by G. Morrow
Music by C. Butler
Lyrics by G. Morrow
Performed by Rage to Live
Published by Brazen Blue Music (ASCAP) & Future Fossil Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Bar/None Records
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Allie Walker is a revelation
22 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

She plays an attractive, but misfit, woman--who is competent at her job, but has no romance. The men around her are either officially correct (Sheen) or ridiculing her behind her back (the rest of the cops). Because of her lack of feminine wiles, she is a loner, and can relate to the isolated boy whom she bonds with.

I would recommend the film, if only for Walker's performance.


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