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Baby Snatcher (1992)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 3 May 1992
A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds ... See full summary »


Joyce Chopra


Susan Rhinehart


Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Hamel ... Bianca Hudson
Nancy McKeon ... Karen Williams
Michael Madsen ... Cal Hudson
David Duchovny ... David Anderson
Penny Fuller ... Ruth Benson
John Evans John Evans ... DePaul
Roger Bearde Roger Bearde ... Lt. Bailor
Paul Joseph McKenna Paul Joseph McKenna ... Russell Bauer
Gretchen Grant Gretchen Grant ... Lindsey Bauer
Jason Reed Green Jason Reed Green ... Kevin Williams
Caitlin Brady Caitlin Brady ... Jenny Williams
Richard Elmore Richard Elmore ... Dr. Beinart
Peter Vilkin Peter Vilkin ... Kurt
Ernesto Ravetto Ernesto Ravetto ... Captain Montoya
Christine P. Bump Christine P. Bump ... Linda
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A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect. Written by Scott Dawson <sdawson@easynet.co.uk>

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Was it an act of cruelty or an act of desperation? See more »




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Did You Know?


The true story was shown on Lt. Joe Kenda, Homicide Hunter S7 E20 "Bring My Baby Home"! His part was played by David Duchovny! The movie added several things, but the "idiot" husband was not a movie addition to make the character dumb or Madsen's adding to the character. The husband WAS foolish when it came to pregnant women and babies. See more »


When Cal marks the due date of the baby on the 20th and 21st, a February calendar is shown with 28 days. The real kidnapping happened on February 19, 1988. February 1st was on a Monday in 1988 and it was a leap year with the 29th also on a Monday. So, this calendar is not correct for 1988, however, it is also not correct for 1992, the year this movie was released. See more »

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More Horrific Than Hilarious
6 November 2005 | by ladymamoladeSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was 13 years old which is when it first came on television here in the States. Even as a child I was horrified that a baby could be kidnapped from a hospital. What makes it horrifying is the fact that most newborns look alike and have no distinguishing characteristics yet. The Two main female characters, the mother and the kidnapper both had dark hair and light eyes. This baby could have passed for either of the women's baby. I agree, the husband was an idiot. Although I was only 13 I did wonder why he never saw her naked in the shower or put his hand on her belly and noticed that something wasn't right. I assumed it didn't fit in the movie. whatever the reason it lost a point for that.

This movie was realistic in the reactions of the characters and what they were going through. The writer even thought to add a line about the mother starting to lose her breast milk. Anyone who has seen The Hand that Rocks The Cradle with Rebecca DeMornay or who is a breastfeeding mom knows why that is such a big deal. It was also very interesting to see Nancy McKeon as a mother in a dramatic role when all I had known of her at the time was Jo from the Facts of Life, now a cult classic. There are a few actors in this movie that later went on to star in blockbuster films like Micheal Madsen and David Duchovny.

Now that I am a mother this movie is even more horrific. With doctors leaving utensils inside their patients after operations it's difficult to remain optimistic about the safety of a newborn in a hospital.

Just a side note, I personally know of several women who learned how to fake a pregnancy based on this movie. That ups the horrifying factor for me quite a bit.

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3 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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