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The Tie That Binds (1995)

John Netherwood and his wife Leann are fugitives who are both wanted for murder. They have a young daughter named Janie. John and Leann are in the process of robbing a house when the two ... See full summary »

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Wesley Strick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Hannah ... Leann Netherwood
Keith Carradine ... John Netherwood
Moira Kelly ... Dana Clifton
Vincent Spano ... Russell Clifton
Julia Devin Julia Devin ... Janie
Ray Reinhardt Ray Reinhardt ... Sam Bennett
Barbara Tarbuck ... Jean Bennett
Ned Vaughn ... Officer David Carrey
Kerrie Cullen Kerrie Cullen ... Female Police Officer
Bob Minor ... Male Police Officer
George Marshall Ruge ... Detective Frank Mercer
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Detective #2
Laura Lee ... Aide
Marquis Nunley Marquis Nunley ... Boy Russell
Jenny Gago ... Maggie Hass
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John Netherwood and his wife Leann are fugitives who are both wanted for murder. They have a young daughter named Janie. John and Leann are in the process of robbing a house when the two residents of the house show up. John kills the two residents and heads back to the car with Leann - only to discover the police waiting for them. John and Leann get away after a cop shoots John, and Janie is placed up for adoption. Janie is soon adopted by southern California carpenter Russell Clifton and his wife Dana - and what they don't know is that they're in for the fight of their lives. John and Leann are trying to locate Janie and will stop at nothing to find her, even if it means killing whoever is in their way. When John and Leann discover that Janie was adopted by Russell and Dana, they plot to kill Russell and Dana and take Janie, but one thing they don't expect is for Russell and Dana to fight back with all they've got, because Russell and Dana are willing to do whatever it takes to hold ... Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

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Janie's been adopted by the perfect couple. With their help she can find a new life. If her real parents don't find her first. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong terror/violence, and for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A terror gyermeke See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$5,780,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Near the end of the film, we see John chase Janie through a stream. His pants legs are soaked through. In the next scene, his legs are shown and they are completely dry. See more »

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Referenced in 3rd Rock from the Sun: Frozen Dick (1996) See more »

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A good, suspenseful, and emotional movie.
15 May 1999 | by Movieman-133See all my reviews

I liked this movie. The directing was excellent and he used shades of red to produce enchantment around that cute little girl Julie Devin. Moira Kelley looked like a motherly angel and her husband was somewhat corny, but attractive and very fatherlike. Hannah sure has changed from Splash where she looks much more older yet she still shows a style and insecurity in her character. Hannah's character is presented as someone that is not completely evil, yet her muscular rowdy husband appears to be the real headmaster of their brutal plans. The violence in the movie isn't graphic and the love between Moira and Julie is wonderfully established. Hannah is silky smooth and appears to really fit the role of a dirty, insecure woman. I liked the way the movie made many connections of the theme like mother like daughter(also father) and the scenes when Julie used violence was quite surprising, humorus, and actually thrilling. The movie wasn't the greatest thriller, yet the characters, performances, and scenes showed talent and I was satisfied with the rental.


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