Synopsis by Linda Rasmussen
A complicated thriller, directed with great visual style by Brian De Palma, Raising Cain is the story of twin brothers, Carter and Josh (John Lithgow), one good and one evil, who will stop at nothing to find children to further their father's psychological experiments. John Lithgow is outstanding in the role of the brothers. Lolita Davidovich, is also good as his wife Jenny, who he may or may not have murdered. To even identify the other characters would give away too much of the complicated plot, which twists and turns, leaving the audience constantly guessing who is really who. The film is darkly comic and De Palma and his unusual plot devices play homage to Alfred Hitchcock, along with Orson Welles and Michael Powell's Peeping Tom.
abuse, daughter, alter-ego, brother, child, child-abuse, evil, experiment, extramarital-affair, family, kidnapping, killing, mad-scientist, mental-illness, murder, obsession, psychiatry, psychopath, schizophrenia, twins, wife
High Production Values