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Maternal Instincts (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 27 August 1996 (USA)
A pregnant doctor's life is made hell by the deranged patient to whom she gave a hysterectomy, without the patient's consent.

Director:

George Kaczender
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Delta Burke ... Tracy Horton
Beth Broderick ... Dr. Eva Warden
Garwin Sanford ... Gary Warden
Sandra Nelson ... Sabrina
Gillian Barber ... Julie Taft
Kevin McNulty ... Dr. Joe Reilly
Tom Butler ... Dr. Milton Shaw
Tom Mason ... Stan Patterson
Malcolm Stewart ... Sidney Gordon
Maria Herrera ... Martha
Suzy Joachim ... Linda Collings
Chilton Crane ... Sue the Nurse
Lorena Gale ... Anita
Jerry Wasserman ... Detective Jack Kramer
Tasha Simms ... Real Estate Agent
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Storyline

Dr Eva Warden (Beth Broderick) has a patient, Tracey, whose dying wish is to become a mother. Eva performs a surgery on Tracey, only to find out that she has cancer and to save her life she'll have to do a hysterectomy. When Tracey wakes up and realizes that her chance of becoming a mother is forever gone, she's utterly distraught, and although her husband suggests an adoption, it's not a possibility for Tracey. When her sorrows's over, anger get's the upper hand and Dr Warden unawarely becomes the target of Tracey's wrath. With Dr Warden in the danger zone, one more life is also automatically put in mortal danger... Written by Angelica

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Her biological clock kept ticking. Then it exploded. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Baby of Her Own See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Intern #1: Two, possibly three fractured ribs, and she's pregnant!
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campy fun
16 February 2002 | by petershelleyauSee all my reviews

Executive produced by Delta Burke, she is a pregnant woman who loses her baby when it is discovered she has cancer of the left ovary, and her doctor Eva Warden (Beth Broderick) performs a hysterectomy rather than remove the ovary. Burke then seeks vengence on Dr Warden - her home, her practice, her husband, her baby, and her life. Burke throws herself into all this with abandon, playing along with the campy direction by George Kaczender. Styled in her own Design wardrobe, she looks beautiful, a bit like Roseanne, particularly when wearing a red seductress dress with plunging neckline. Burke is very funny whether having a tantrum in a toilet stall or throwing pencils over her shoulder after she stubs out the point. The teleplay by Lisa Friedman Bloch and Kathy Kirtland Silverman makes Burke infantile in her anger, with a large doll collection, the kind of person who yells when they attack. That she has such good fortune in carrying out her plans makes the denouement disappointing,and the end definitely suggests a sequel was contemplated.


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