Release dateFebruary 7, 1985 (1985-02-07) WriterMaxwell Anderson (based upon the play by), William March (based on the novel by), George Eckstein (teleplay) NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie CastBlair 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 moviesPaul 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
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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.
Freak fatal accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.
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.