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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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George Kaczender
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Delta Burke ... Tracy Horton
Beth Broderick ... Dr. Eva Warden
Garwin Sanford ... Gary Warden
Sandra Nelson ... Sabrina
Gillian Barber ... Julie Taft
Kevin McNulty ... Dr. Joe Reilly
Tom Butler ... Dr. Milton Shaw
Tom Mason ... Stan Patterson
Malcolm Stewart ... Sidney Gordon
Maria Herrera Maria Herrera ... Martha
Suzy Joachim ... Linda Collings
Chilton Crane ... Sue the Nurse
Lorena Gale ... Anita
Jerry Wasserman ... Detective Jack Kramer
Tasha Simms ... Real Estate Agent
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Storyline

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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They say a mother would do anything to protect her baby. Tracy would do anything to get one. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Baby of Her Own See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Intern #1: Two, possibly three fractured ribs, and she's pregnant!
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I Do Hope This is A Spoof
28 August 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Some people can't get enough of these " stalker from hell " type movies right ? We've had SINGLE WHITE FEMALE , UNLAWFUL ENTRY etc and there was nowhere for the genre left to go . Enter MATERNAL INSTINCTS which spoofs this type of thriller

Tracy Horton wants a baby . She goes into hospital and it's found she's suffering from cancer of the womb so she is given an emergency hysterectomy which means she cant have children . This sets up the story for some comedy touches . At least I think they were comedy touches , well of course they're comedy touches I mean no one can take take the dialogue seriously can they . I mean what sort of idiot would write a line where a character wakes up in hospital and says :

" You mean I can't have children ? Why didn't you just kill me ? "

Does anyone need me to point out that Doctors aren't allowed to kill their patients on purpose ? If you want to get killed on purpose move to London and attract the attention of the police . Tracy doesn't seem to know this so it's left to other people to point out simple truths to her like :

" If you bought a lottery ticket yesterday you could have been a millionaire today "

Obviously Tracy is very frustrated about not knowing this because it seems to turn her into a sociopath , I mean she can't have children and she never buys a lottery ticket so who wouldn't be frustrated in her position so she takes her anger out on Dr Eva Warden , the woman who was responsible for saving her life . I won't spoil what happens but look out for the climax which rips off the original TERMINATOR movie .

Very sophisticated spoof that knowingly winks to a critical audience who always ask awkward questions like " Why didn't Tracy have children long before this " Probably because they cast someone who looks like a cross between Roseanne Barr and Elvira . Would you want to give her a baby ? Would you even be capable of getting aroused ? Very sophisticated spoof . I do hope it's a spoof


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