The Tie That Binds
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Produced by the same team that bankrolled the hit The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, this violent domestic thriller is often compared to that mega-hit. Screenwriter Wesley Strick made his directorial debut with this script by Michael Auerbach. Vincent Spano and Moira Kelly are Russell and Dana Clifton, a successful but childless yuppie couple who adopt a mesmerizing young girl named Janie (Julia Devin). Janie has suicidal tendencies, however -- she walks out into crowded streets, keeps a butcher knife under her bed, and sometimes cuts herself. She also has psychotic white-trash parents, John and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the sleaziest movies of the year and certainly the most unpleasant."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"A chilling experience"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The Tie That Binds is an attempt to recapture the spirit of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, which was itself simply a more sophisticated variation on the slasher genre."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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