Raising Cain (1992)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Horror

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The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.




  • John Lithgow in Raising Cain (1992)
  • Lolita Davidovich and Steven Bauer in Raising Cain (1992)
  • John Lithgow and Amanda Pombo in Raising Cain (1992)
  • John Lithgow in Raising Cain (1992)
  • Lolita Davidovich in Raising Cain (1992)
  • Brian De Palma in Raising Cain (1992)

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1 December 2002 | kyle_c
| *** 1/2 out of ****
De Palma's tongue-in-cheek twist on his own thriller formula works mainly as an inside joke for his fans - if you're looking for a standard formulaic suspense thriller, watch something else. Lithgow puts on a show with several superbly over-the-top performances. Some parts are scary, some suspenseful, and some hilarious, although they all have the mark of a virtuoso filmmaker - and they succeed because he doesn't take them seriously for a second. For De Palma fans, they don't get any more entertaining than this. However, non-fans might not get it.

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Release Date:

7 August 1992


English, Spanish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,203,835 9 August 1992

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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