Child in the Night (1990)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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A psychologist treats an 8 year old boy who witnessed his father's murder but the child blocks out details that could help the police.

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  • Tom Skerritt and JoBeth Williams in Child in the Night (1990)
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  • Elijah Wood and JoBeth Williams in Child in the Night (1990)
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  • Elijah Wood and JoBeth Williams in Child in the Night (1990)

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27 December 1998 | Tullow
| Great movie, great actors, great story line!!!
I first saw this film when I was 14 yrs/o and from that day on I had decided what I was going to do with my life...Psychology. I am now 18 and I have applied to do Psychology at University - my career preference has not changed! I am not sure as to why I feel so strongly about Psychology since I viewed "Child in the Night" 4 yrs ago - maybe it was the actress who portrayed the character Jackie Hollis (JoBeth Williams) or maybe it was just the way her work was shown throughout the movie but the movie has been a real eye opener for me and I am very grateful for that. I believe that it is one of the most thrilling, well made movies of its time, with a wonderful cast, JoBeth Williams was fantastic and great a storyline, 'Child in the Night' is one of my favourite movies! Thank you for letting me share my thoughts........

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Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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