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To Save a Child (1991)

A doctor and his pregnant young wife move into a small New Mexico town. At first the locals are friendly and pleased to see them, but soon the wife begins to suspect that their new neighbors' motives are more than just hospitality.

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writer:

Joyce Eliason
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marita Geraghty ... Isabella Larson
Shirley Knight ... Rinda Larson
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Garth Larson
Joseph Runningfox ... Toby Coldcreek
Spalding Gray ... Hobart
Anthony Zerbe ... Lewis Larson
Phil Mead Phil Mead ... Dr. Bob
Janel Moloney ... Janelle Lowry
Sarah Jane Jackson Sarah Jane Jackson ... Taryn Hatch
James Tarwater James Tarwater ... Dean Hatch
Steven Gregory Tyler Steven Gregory Tyler ... Det. Wetzel
Elena Parres Elena Parres ... Beautician
Robert Reilly Robert Reilly ... Wells
Mary Margaret Lewis ... Helen
Kip Allen Kip Allen ... Anesthesiologist
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A doctor and his pregnant young wife move into a small New Mexico town. At first the locals are friendly and pleased to see them, but soon the wife begins to suspect that their new neighbors' motives are more than just hospitality.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Fresh approach for TV horror genre
12 September 2008 | by Linda_SSee all my reviews

While, by necessity, made for TV movies tend to formulaic, this entry in the horror genre was remarkably fresh in many ways.

Set in the gorgeous New Mexican rural areas it is a film that touches all the usual buttons but does so in a way that enables lead Anthony Zerbe to showcase something of his prodigious talent.

There is some attention paid to local custom that helps to allow the viewer to forget for a time that he or she is watching a television show and to get some of that ambiance one usually only finds in a theater.

I haven't seen it since it debuted in 1991 and so would like to allow someone who is able to view it to also have the opportunity to do as I did and savor the film's twists and turns without any other description.

Are there better thrillers out there? Of course but this is a little gem from television that we are unlikely to see the likes of again any time soon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Craft See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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