Synopsis by Hal Erickson
TV-movie perennial Ted Post served as director for the low-budget theatrical feature The Baby. Ruth Roman plays a boozy nutcase who, out of hatred for the husband who ran out on her years earlier, forces her teenaged son (David Manzy) to dress and behave like an infant. Social worker Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer), understandably put off by the sight of a fully grown boy chewing on his toes in a playpen, sets about to rescue him. When sinister forces try to claim the "baby" from Ann, she resorts to murder.
child, mental-retardation, mother, child-abuse, child-rearing, family, family-abuse, murder, over-protective, rescue, social-worker, teenagers, alcoholism, man-hater, mental-illness, monster, psychopath