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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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Michael Cohn

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Michael Cohn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ally Walker ... Special Investigator Audrey Macleah
Martin Sheen ... Captain Swaggert
Ron Perlman ... Dr. Douglas Eben
Tara Subkoff ... Jordan Thomas / Jennifer Lynn Eben
Robert Knepper ... Lt. Jimmy Creedmore
Scott Lawrence ... Sergeant Footman
John P. Connolly John P. Connolly ... Sergeant Belvin
Dick Welsbacher ... Coroner Vince Hess
James Medina James Medina ... Sergeant Delarand (as Jimmy Medina)
Ron Recasner Ron Recasner ... Dr. Singer
Juan Antonio Devoto ... Danny
Christopher Doyle ... Howard Speckett
Mark Daneri ... Detective Sam
Michael Raysses Michael Raysses ... Sonar Technician
Taylor Brock ... Anchor
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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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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1994 (South Korea) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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Tara Subkoff's debut role. See more »

Quotes

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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Oh my God
21 December 2002 | by haddonfield-myersSee all my reviews

My God, is it possible? That boy is actually played by a girl? I can't believe it. I had no thought of that boy actually being a girl when I saw the movie. Very ODD I might say!! I just can't believe how a girl can look that boyish. I don't believe this actually. But I guess it's true. I guess you can't trust in what's a girl and what's a boy anymore. What you think is a girl can actually be a boy and vice versa!!??!! :/

But I liked the movie. It was a good one. If you haven't seen it, do!! It's a must if you like these kind of movies. I liked the ending. Not that I think that someone who haven't seen the movie would read this here and now but I will however not give away the ending as I'm not sure. All I can say is that I liked it and that it was really touching. Better achievement from the actors there is very hard to find, especially from this girl who obviously plays Jordan.


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