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Maternal Instincts (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 27 August 1996 (USA)
A pregnant doctor's life is made hell by the deranged patient to whom she gave a hysterectomy, without the patient's consent.

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Tracy Horton
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Dr. Eva Warden
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Gary Warden
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Sabrina
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Julie Taft
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Dr. Joe Reilly
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Dr. Milton Shaw
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Stan Patterson
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Sidney Gordon
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Martha
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Linda Collings
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Sue the Nurse
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Anita
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Detective Jack Kramer
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Real Estate Agent
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Dr Eva Warden (Beth Broderick) has a patient, Tracey, whose dying wish is to become a mother. Eva performs a surgery on Tracey, only to find out that she has cancer and to save her life she'll have to do a hysterectomy. When Tracey wakes up and realizes that her chance of becoming a mother is forever gone, she's utterly distraught, and although her husband suggests an adoption, it's not a possibility for Tracey. When her sorrows's over, anger get's the upper hand and Dr Warden unawarely becomes the target of Tracey's wrath. With Dr Warden in the danger zone, one more life is also automatically put in mortal danger... Written by Angelica

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Her biological clock kept ticking. Then it exploded. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violent content | See all certifications »
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27 August 1996 (USA)  »

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A Baby of Her Own  »

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Intern #1: Two, possibly three fractured ribs, and she's pregnant!
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Outlandish, enjoyable camp-melodrama...
15 October 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Delta Burke pulls quite a Jekyll & Hyde in this TV-made rip-off of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle". A childless woman, desperate to have a baby, must undergo an emergency hysterectomy to save her life; upon recovery, she feels her chances at having a family have been stolen and goes after the female doctor who performed the surgery, systematically ruining the woman's life and career. Exploitation of real-life horrors is played to the hilt by Burke, twinkling like an evil, overgrown pixie. Still, it's shameful swill, and one is almost embarrassed to get caught up in the outrageous plot contrivances, amusing as they are. That said, the climactic showdown doesn't quite work (it's the only sequence which is awkwardly staged) and the "Psycho"-inspired tag at the end pushes the seriousness of the subject (revenge, kidnapping, etc.) into camp territory that renders the rest of the movie cartoonish.


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