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The Bad Seed (2018)

A father is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his daughter when he believes she may have played a role in the tragic death of a classmate at her school.

Director:

Rob Lowe

Writers:

Barbara Marshall (teleplay by), Maxwell Anderson (based upon the play "The Bad Seed" by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... David
Mckenna Grace ... Emma
Sarah Dugdale ... Chloe
Marci T. House ... Mrs. Ellis
Lorne Cardinal ... Brian
Chris Shields ... Sheriff Peterson
Cara Buono ... Angela
Patty McCormack ... Dr. March
Shauna Johannesen ... Maggie Curtis
Luke Roessler ... Milo
Robert Egger ... Mr. Curtis
John Emmet Tracy ... Mark Wiggins
Nevis Unipan ... Girl #1
Kate Isaac ... Leslie
Carly Bentall Carly Bentall ... David's Wife
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A father is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his daughter when he believes she may have played a role in the tragic death of a classmate at her school.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Patty McCormack, who originated the role of the Bad Seed on Broadway and played her in the original film, portrays Dr. March, the psychiatrist who is treating the child, Emma. When Emma and her father are leaving, Dr. March says, "I told Emma she reminds me of me", a reference to the character she played. See more »

Goofs

David calls Dr. March and hears a voicemail referring to her associate's phone number with area code 914. That area code is for Westchester County, New York but all vehicle license plates are Washington state. See more »

Alternate Versions

An "extended cut" billed as "The Bad Seed: Special Edition". See more »

Connections

Remake of The Bad Seed (1985) See more »

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You Can't Go Home Again
2 November 2018 | by jmcarollo-650-901239See all my reviews

The book and play were masterpieces of psychological theories in the 1950s. The studios bowed to the censors when making the film and altered the ending. But this atrocity is beyond reason the worst concept of remaking anything of that era. Even changing her name to EMMA? As Monika stated in the original film's ending, "We still have Rhoda" bites the dust, I recommend everyone avoid this throwaway schlock and read the novel, rent or stream the original film and enjoy the REAL show!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2:1
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