The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Character: Marlene Craven

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Written by: Amanda Silver

Produced by: David Madden

Cast Members: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson

Released date: January 10, 1992

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Duration: 1h 50min

When she was assaulted by her doctor, Claire Bartel reported him to the police, and rather than go to prison for his crime, he killed himself. The shock of the accusations and suicide caused the doctor's pregnant wife, Peyton, to have a miscarriage. Driven mad with rage, Peyton poses as a nanny for the Bartel family. Her plan: to tear Claire's life apart, seduce her husband and eventually murder the woman she blames for ruining her life.


→ Get rocked January 10th!
→ The Bartels couldn’t believe how fortunate they were to find Peyton. But they didn’t find her, she chose them.
→ Their innocence is her opportunity. Their trust is her weapon. And their destruction, her triumph.
→ … is the hand that rules the world.
→ Trust is her weapon. Innocence her opportunity. Revenge her only desire.
→ Behind a beautiful face, beneath a dangerous smile, lies a rage that can’t be stopped.

Character’s Quotes

• The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
• These days a woman can feel incompetent if she doesn’t make time for blow jobs and a home-made lasagna.

Script developed by Never Enough Design