Sneha Girap

The Bad Seed (1985 film)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
5.8/101 Votes Alchetron
1 Ratings
Rate This

Rate This

Director  Paul Wendkos
Language  English
Country  USA
5.6/10 IMDb

3.9/5 Amazon

Genre  Drama, Horror, Mystery
Language  English
The Bad Seed (1985 film) movie poster
Release date  February 7, 1985 (1985-02-07)
Writer  Maxwell Anderson (based upon the play by), William March (based on the novel by), George Eckstein (teleplay)
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
Cast  Blair Brown (Christine Penmark), Christa Denton (Rhoda Penmark), Lynn Redgrave (Monica Breedlove), David Carradine (Leroy Jessup), Carrie Wells (Rachel Penmark), Richard Kiley (Richard Bravo)
Related Paul Wendkos movies  Paul Wendkos directed The Bad Seed and The Burglar, Paul Wendkos directed The Bad Seed and The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story, Paul Wendkos directed The Bad Seed and The Brotherhood of the Bell, Paul Wendkos directed The Bad Seed and Cannon for Cordoba, Paul Wendkos directed The Bad Seed and Terror on the Beach
Tagline  Evil Kids Have The Sweetest Faces

The bad seed 1985 abc thursday night movie promo

The Bad Seed in a 1985 film directed by Paul Wendkos for ABC Television. It is based on the 1954 novel by William March and is a remake of the 1956 movie directed by Mervyn LeRoy.


The bad seed tv movie feature clip


Freak fatal accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.

Detailed plot

Rachel is a 9-year-old girl who is perfection itself — unless she's crossed or challenged. Several disturbing recent incidents have led Rachel's mother Christine to suspect that her child is a latent murderess. Upon discovering that she herself is the daughter of a convicted killer, Christine becomes convinced that sweet little Rachel is a "bad seed" — a born killer without conscience or remorse.

Major characters

  • Blair Brown as Christine Penmark
  • Lynn Redgrave as Monica Breedlove
  • David Carradine as Leroy Jessup
  • Carrie Welles as Rachel Penmark
  • Richard Kiley as Richard Bravo
  • David Ogden Stiers as Emory Breedlove
  • Chad Allen as Mark Daigler
  • Christa Denton as Rhoda Penmark
  • Minor characters

  • Eve Smith as Mrs. Post
  • Carol Locatell as Rita Dailger
  • Anne Haney as Alice Fern
  • References

    The Bad Seed (1985 film) Wikipedia
    The Bad Seed (1985 film) Amazon.comThe Bad Seed (1985 film) IMDb The Bad Seed (1985 film)

    Similar Topics
    Blair Brown
    David Carradine
    George Eckstein