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Empty Cradle (1993)

Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, ... See full summary »

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Paul Schneider

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Rebecca Soladay
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Jackson ... Rita Donohue
Lori Loughlin ... Jane Morgan
Eriq La Salle ... Detective Knoll
David Lansbury ... Bob Morgan
Jonah Blechman ... Patrick
Karmin Murcelo Karmin Murcelo ... Nurse Ramsey
Peter Crook Peter Crook
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Gail Huddle (as Penny Johnson)
Michelle Joyner ... Sharon
Ricardo Gutiérrez Ricardo Gutiérrez
Walter Addison ... Dr. Furness
Skye Bassett Skye Bassett ... Nancy
Camilla Belle ... Sally
Wendy Bowers Wendy Bowers ... Donna
Zachary Browne Zachary Browne ... Sam
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Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, she knew she was having a girl. Now the hospital is stone-walling her, saying she is just in denial, due to her loss. Now she is trying to fight the system, to find evidence of the apparent mistake by the hospital. Only it wasn't the hospital's mistake. Nurse Rita Donohue is the one who made the switch. She faked a pregnancy to hang on to her roving boyfriend. But she grabbed the wrong baby, her boyfriend wants a son, so now she's faking a second pregnancy, and making plans to get another baby. Written by <Brian W <Martz__<B.Martz@Genie.com>>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le berceau vide See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A very good and entertaining movie.
28 January 2007 | by tnp91-1See all my reviews

I was really intrigued by this movie, it made me really realized that I should be grateful that now hospitals are now more strict with their rules when it comes to new mothers and their newborn baby. Kate Jackson played a real conniving nurse who would do anything to hold on to a man even though he was already married, it is sort of like the other Lifetime movie "Small Sacrifices", in which a woman did the impossible just to hold onto a man, which includes murder. "Empty Cradle" is a movie that makes you think about who to trust and who not to trust. It also makes great entertainment for women who love to sit around and watch good entertaining and suspenseful movies.


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