When the Bough Breaks (1986)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Jonathan Kellerman's Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning novel When the Bough Breaks was evocatively adapted for the TV screen in 1986. Ted Danson plays a clinical psychologist, brought in to tend to an emotionally withdrawn little girl (Rachel Ticotin). There's a possibility that the child may have witnessed an unsolved double murder. As Danson and the girl draw closer, he becomes enmeshed in a homicidal conspiracy sparked by a clique of wealthy, well-connected men. Ted Danson also coproduced When the Bough Breaks.

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child, investigation, murder, witness, killing, psychology