The Hand that Rocks The Cradle is a movie starring Rebecca De Mornay as a seemingly innocent nanny who joins a family. The family consists of a couple, young daughter and newborn baby. The wife played by Annabella Sciorra, was molested by her physician when she was pregnant with the newborn. She reported the physician to the medical board and he later committed suicide. The doctor left behind a devastated widow, the De Mornay character.
The widow Mrs. Mott now transforms herself into a nanny looking for work. More importantly she is seeking revenge against those she feels are responsible for her late husband's demise. She is hired as a nanny for the family and what follows is a psychological thriller, a fast paced well told story of rage, loss and revenge and good versus evil.