Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The
3. Their first secret was the black and white horror movie they watched on Peyton's TV in the basement. The second was during that same time when Emma reveals that Roth is being mean to her at school, but that her mother couldn't make it stop. After Peyton scares Roth into compliance, she flashes Emma their crossed fingers 'Secret Club' signal.
She 'saves' him from choking on an earring. Peyton sees that Claire has an earring that falls out easily, and takes advantage of the situation by pretending it had fallen into Joe's bassinet. She pretends to fish it out of his mouth and even causes him to fuss up a bit for good measure.
Peyton Flanders. Six months after the death of her baby Peyton arrives in the Bartels' neighborhood posing as a prospective nanny for Joe.
use her inhaler. Dr. Mott examines Claire inappropriately and she feels as though she has been molested in some way. She is so upset that her asthma kicks in and she stops to use her inhaler. We see her pull it out and put it to her mouth, but she is too upset to use it in the scene. She holds it and tries to get a good breathe and then we see her driving into her driveway at home.
My Gallant Crew. Here are some the lyrics: "I am the Captain of the Pinafore! And a right good captain, too! You're very, very good, And be it understood, I command a right good crew, We're very, very good, And be it understood, He commands a right good crew." This is from the musical "H.M.S. Pinafore" by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Washington. This information can be taken from Emma's school bus. It has the words Puget Sound Elementary written on the side. As far as I could discover this is a fictional school, as the Puget Sound area is more than one city in Washington. School buses usually have the county or parish name on the side, as the bus belongs to the school district and not one school in particular.
Claire. After a brief struggle, Claire sends Peyton out of the window. Peyton was beating Solomon, who was holding Joe, with that darn fireplace poker and Claire attacked her. Afterward Claire tells Solomon she trusts him and allows him to 'handle the baby'. I hope you enjoyed this two part quiz on one of my favorite movies!
Sony. When Peyton follows Joe's cries into the master bedroom closet, she finds out that Emma has left the Sony baby receiver inside to trick her. The word Sony is very easy to see in this scene.
fireplace poker. Peyton had abandoned the garden shovel when she entered the nursery. Emma quickly shut the door and locked it, leaving the key in the key hole. The nursery had its own fireplace, so Peyton picked a poker to use on the door. She carried that poker as her weapon all the way until the final battle in the attic.
808 Yakima. Unfortunately since the situation was not emergent, they were not sending a car right away. Things changed very quickly, though, when she got back into their house and tried to steal the baby. Claire dials 9-1-1 this time, and Peyton attacks her with a shovel.
|When Claire gets home from the botanicals she finds Marlene dead in her greenhouse. How many of her asthma inhalers does Claire seek out before collapsing on her back porch?||'The Hand That Rocks The Cradle' Pt. 2
3. She tries the one in a drawer by her phone as she dials 9-1-1. Then she pulls out a kitchen drawer looking for another one. Finally she spots her purse on the ground just outside the door of the greenhouse and goes after it. She collapses in her pursuit of that last one, but the emergency call she made earlier pays off.
4:45 am. The first time she sets it to go off early it is set for 3:00 am. She does that one so she can get up early to breast feed baby Joe. This time she sets it to kill Claire, but Claire does not go into the greenhouse first. Marlene goes into the greenhouse looking for Claire and is kill by the shattered glass that pours down on her.
batteries. After the family presents Solomon with a beautiful green bicycle, Peyton decides she needs to go ahead and get rid of him. She plants a pair of Emma's underwear inside his cart and prompts Claire to search it for some batteries for Joe's baby monitor. Claire finds them and suspects the worse because Peyton implanted the suspicion of impropriety within her days earlier. Solomon leaves their home, but does not stop watching over them.
|After Solomon spies Peyton breast feeding baby Joe, he encounters Emma getting off of her school bus. She presents Solomon with a paper mache sculpture she made in school. Which description does Emma use to allow us to know she made an animal sculpture?||'The Hand That Rocks The Cradle' Pt. 2
fur. The 'sculpture' is unidentifiable, but Emma is sure Solomon will be able to see what she has made. He asks her if the top is the head or the foot, but Emma replies that it is part of the fur. Peyton joins them, dismisses Emma, and then threatens Solomon to not reveal what he has seen through the window. He cries and declares he will not allow her to hurt the Bartels.
"Three and change.". This is the scene where Marlene is warning Claire about Peyton's position in her home and trying to remember that old saying "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." Marlene told Marty and Michael she got over $300,000 on her sale of the Fletcher house. Later she tells Claire she has to show the same house, but what she is really doing is secretly meeting with Claire's husband to plan her surprise party.
Julianne Moore. Moore, born on December 3rd, 1960 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, played Marlene Craven. Marlene was a realtor and a good friend of the Bartels and she met Peyton midway through the movie. Marlene was annoyed at a sound she heard so she asked what it was and Claire informed her it was a wind chime. This hurt Peyton's feelings, since the wind chime Marlene spoke of was one Peyton got for Joe. In the middle of the movie, Marlene and her husband, Marty, went out to dinner with Claire and Michael. During the dinner, Marlene mentioned a line from a poem that said "the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand which ruled the world", hence the film's title. Near the end of the movie, Marlene did some research and noticed an article on Dr. Mott's memorial service. When she looked at a picture of his widow in the article, she noticed the widow was Claire's nanny, Peyton Flanders. Marlene went to the Bartels' residence to speak to Claire about what she found out but Claire was not home. She told Peyton that she knew who she was and then demanded to speak to Claire so Peyton lied to her when she said Claire was outside in the greenhouse. Marlene went inside the greenhouse and accidentally kicked over a shovel, which caused a lever to close the upper windows to the greenhouse real hard. This resulted in the glass breaking and falling on Marlene, killing her. In a previous scene, Peyton went out to the greenhouse early in the morning and set a trap for Claire in an attempt to kill her, but it was Marlene who fell victim to the trap. Moore was seen in the movies "The Forgotten", "The Big Lebowski" and "A Single Man". In 2000, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the movie "The End of the Affair", but lost to Hilary Swank for "Boys Don't Cry". Other Oscar nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role that year were Annette Bening for "American Beauty", Janet McTeer for "Tumbleweeds" and Meryl Streep for "Music of the Heart".
John de Lancie. de Lancie, born in 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had the small role of Dr. Mott. Dr. Mott was a gynecologist and was first seen when he gave Claire an examination. Dr. Mott asked Claire how she was doing that day and Claire informed him she was fine. He commented that Claire was pregnant with her second child and joked that she was a pro at pregnancy. Dr. Mott noticed on Claire's medical chart that she had asthma so he asked her if she had any breathing problems as of late but Claire told him she did not. During the exam, Dr. Mott felt around Claire's body inappropriately and this upset her. Claire turned Dr. Mott in to the state medical board and this encouraged other women who were also sexually assaulted by Dr. Mott to do the same. In Dr. Mott's final scene, he was seen watching a news report regarding what he had done and this upset him so much that he put a pistol in his mouth. De Lancie guest starred on the TV series "The Unit", "Without a Trace" and "NYPD Blue".
Rebecca De Mornay. De Mornay, a native of Santa Rosa, California, portrayed Peyton Flanders. Peyton was Dr. Mott's wife and was distressed after her husband died and her lawyer informed her she would be in serious debt as a result of his death. Peyton collapsed and was rushed to the hospital and was given the horrible news that she had miscarried. While at the hospital, Peyton watched the news one day and saw a report on the many women who complained about Dr. Mott's sexual misconduct. One woman that was mentioned was Claire Bartel. When Peyton claimed to overhear at a park that Claire needed a nanny, she went to talk to Claire about getting the job. Claire was impressed with Peyton and hired her on the spot. Near the end of the movie, Peyton noticed the inhaler that Claire used to treat her asthma so she got rid of all the steroids in the inhaler. When Claire collapsed from an asthma attack, Peyton was seen giving Joe a stroll outside and then she noticed an ambulance rushing in the direction of the Bartel residence. She rushed back and was informed that Claire had an asthma attack. At the end of the movie, Peyton and Claire fought in the attic of the Bartel home and it was during the fight when Claire faked having breathing problems to get the upper hand on Peyton. She shoved Peyton out the attic window and Peyton then fell to her death. De Mornay had parts in the movies "Backdraft", "Risky Business" and "Runaway Train".
Justin Zaremby. Zaremby had the small role of Roth in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle". Roth was a schoolmate of Emma's, who mentioned to Peyton one night that Roth bothered her at school. Peyton asked her if Claire did anything about it but Emma said Claire was unable to get Roth to leave her alone. One day, Peyton showed up at the playground at Emma's school and asked her to point out Roth to her. When Emma pointed towards him, Peyton went up to Roth and grabbed his arm to drag him to the side of the stairs. She told him she had a message for him, which was to leave Emma alone or else she would beat him up. Peyton twisted Roth's arm and this caused Roth to promise her he would not bother Emma again. Peyton advised Roth to not forget what she did to him. Zaremby starred in the films "Crimes and Misdemeanors", "Richie Rich" and "Giving It Up".
Madelina Zima. Zima, born on September 16th, 1985 in New Haven, Connecticut, was cast as Emma Bartel. Emma was excited when her parents told her she would have a nanny and she took a liking to the woman they hired, Peyton Flanders. Emma was seen midway through the movie at the surprise party which Peyton and Michael organized and was distressed when she noticed the party did not cheer her mom up. Emma was upset when Michael and Claire told Peyton to leave their home but was then shocked a little bit later when she saw Peyton hit her mother on the back with a shovel. Peyton told Emma to get Joe, so the three of them could go off and be a family. Emma mentioned to her that Joe was in his crib in his room so Peyton went there and noticed Joe was not in the crib. Emma told Peyton that she was not her mom (Peyton's aim was to replace Claire as Emma's mom) and then locked her inside Joe's room. Zima had roles in the movies "A Cinderella Story", "Mr. Nanny" and "Looking for Sunday".
Ernie Hudson. Hudson, born in 1945 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, landed the role of Solomon. Solomon was a nice man with a developmental disability but he did have a talent for making household repairs. The Bartels hired him to do just that and one day they mentioned how the Martins might return one day. Solomon asked who the Martins were so they told him that was the name they gave a bunch of birds who liked the bird house they had. Midway through the movie, Peyton confronted Solomon when he found her breastfeeding Michael and Claire's infant son, Joe, and told him not to mess with her. One day, Peyton framed Solomon when she planted Emma's underwear in his tool cart and made it seem as if he was a pedophile. At the end of the movie, after Peyton broke into the Bartels' residence, Solomon entered the home through the attic window to protect Emma and Joe from Peyton. After Peyton died from injuries sustained from being pushed out of the attic window, Claire allowed Solomon to hold Joe. Hudson guest starred on the TV shows "Criminal Minds", "Law and Order" and "Heroes".
Annabella Sciorra. Sciorra, a native of Wethersfield, Connecticut, played Claire Bartel. Claire was a stay at home mom to her daughter, Emma, and her son, Joe. Claire put out an ad in the newspaper for a nanny and was really impressed with Peyton Flanders when she met her. Claire informed Peyton that she could borrow her bracelet anytime she wanted. Midway through the film, Claire fired her handyman named Solomon after she discovered Emma's underwear in his tool cart. This caused Emma to become estranged from her mother because she liked Solomon. Near the end of the film, Claire started to have breathing problems due to her asthma so she went to go get her inhaler, but there were no steroids left. Claire collapsed on the floor but luckily an ambulance was called for her in time, and she survived. At the end of the movie, Claire and Peyton got into a fight which resulted in Peyton being shoved out of the attic window to her death. Sciorra had roles in the movies "Jungle Fever", "Cop Land" and "Underworld".
Matt McCoy. McCoy, born on May 20th, 1958 in Washington, D.C., portrayed Michael Bartel. Michael was married to Claire Bartel and they had two children, Emma and Joe. Michael noticed that Claire was distraught one day so she admitted to him that her gynecologist, Dr. Mott, sexually assaulted her during her visit with him. He advised her to contact the authorities to turn him in so as to prevent any other women from suffering what she had. Claire took his advice and Dr. Mott was punished for what he did. Midway through the movie, Michael spoke with his nanny, Peyton Flanders, and informed her that it would be a good idea to throw Claire a surprise party due to her being down. When Michael learned from Claire that Peyton was actually Dr. Mott's widow, he told her to leave his home immediately and she could send for her things. Peyton managed to get inside the Bartels' home and she attacked Michael, but Michael survived the ordeal. McCoy was in the films "National Security", "L.A. Confidential" and "Abominable".
Mary Anne Owen. Owen played Maria, Dr. Mott's nurse, in a minor role. Claire went to see Dr. Mott, her gynecologist, for an examination and was tended to by his nurse, Maria. Maria was seen taking Claire's blood pressure and asked Claire if this was her first visit with Dr. Mott. Claire said it was and then mentioned that Dr. Mott took her on as a patient midway through her pregnancy (she would give birth to a baby boy later in the movie). Maria said Dr. Mott was one of the best in his field and that he was expecting his own baby soon. Maria instructed Claire to take off her clothes and put a gown on, so Dr. Mott could get started right away on the exam. "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" was Owen's first acting credit.
Charles Lucia. Lucia was cast in the minor role of Bruce Silverman in this movie. Bruce was a realtor and worked with Marlene Craven, Claire Bartel's friend. Claire went to Mr. Mott's residence near the end of the movie after she noticed it had gone up for sale and saw Bruce there. He welcomed her to take a look inside and it was while they were in the home that he mentioned the house was being sold well below market value. He showed her to the nursery which was in the home and commented on a weird looking object. Claire then left to go home immediately after she told Bruce the object was a breast pump. Lucia starred in the movies "Edie and Pen", "Tank Girl" and "The Gumshoe Kid".