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Empty Cradle (1993)

Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, ... See full summary »

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Paul Schneider

Writer:

Rebecca Soladay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Jackson ... Rita Donohue
Lori Loughlin ... Jane Morgan
Eriq La Salle ... Detective Knoll
David Lansbury ... Bob Morgan
Jonah Blechman ... Patrick
Karmin Murcelo Karmin Murcelo ... Nurse Ramsey
Peter Crook Peter Crook
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Gail Huddle (as Penny Johnson)
Michelle Joyner ... Sharon
Ricardo Gutiérrez Ricardo Gutiérrez
Walter Addison ... Dr. Furness
Skye Bassett Skye Bassett ... Nancy
Camilla Belle ... Sally
Wendy Bowers Wendy Bowers ... Donna
Zachary Browne Zachary Browne ... Sam
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Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, she knew she was having a girl. Now the hospital is stone-walling her, saying she is just in denial, due to her loss. Now she is trying to fight the system, to find evidence of the apparent mistake by the hospital. Only it wasn't the hospital's mistake. Nurse Rita Donohue is the one who made the switch. She faked a pregnancy to hang on to her roving boyfriend. But she grabbed the wrong baby, her boyfriend wants a son, so now she's faking a second pregnancy, and making plans to get another baby. Written by <Brian W <Martz__<B.Martz@Genie.com>>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le berceau vide See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Disturbing Movie But Holds Your Interest All The Way Thru
21 February 1999 | by Celine-4See all my reviews

This is a very disturbing movie but it's very good. I've seen this movie several times and I have a copy of it. It stars Kate Jackson as Rita, a woman who is in love with her married boyfriend and wants to have his baby. However, she can no longer have children.

The movie moves at a steady pace and Kate Jackson gives a very believable and quite disturbing performance as the unstable Rita. And Lori Loughin gives a heartwrenching performance as the determined Jane. The movie keeps you guessing as to how far Rita will go to get what she wants. And the things she does will literally surprise and shock you.

Kate Jackson took quite a risk playing a character totally the opposite from her usual characters, but she manages to handle it flawlessly. Eric LaSalle (ER) is good as the cop determined to prove Rita isn't as caring and wonderful as everyone believes. As I've pointed out, the movie is quite disturbing for a TV movie and children should not be allowed to see this movie.


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