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The Tie That Binds Details


Produced by the same team that bankrolled the hit The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, this violent domestic thriller is often compared to that mega-hit. Screenwriter [[Performer~P113040~Wesley Strick~wesleystrick]] made his directorial debut with this script by Michael Auerbach. [[Performer~P67081~Vincent Spano~vincentspano]] and [[Performer~P37546~Moira Kelly~moirakelly]] are Russell and Dana Clifton, a successful but childless yuppie couple who adopt a mesmerizing young girl named Janie (Julia Devin). Janie has suicidal tendencies, however -- she walks out into crowded streets, keeps a butcher knife under her bed, and sometimes cuts herself. She also has psychotic white-trash parents, John and Leann Netherwood ([[Performer~P84256~Keith Carradine~keithcarradine]] and [[Performer~P93354~Daryl Hannah~darylhannah]]). The Netherwoods are crooks forced to give up their daughter, but once released from jail, they are intent on getting her back. They kill an adoption agency worker and a police officer as part of their vendetta, terrorizing the suburban town as they target the Cliftons in their all-out war for the return of Janie. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


Daryl Hannah
as Leann Netherwood
Keith Carradine
as John Netherwood
Moira Kelly
as Dana Clifton
Vincent Spano
as Russell Clifton
Cynda Williams
as Lisa-Maria Chandler
Benjamin Mouton
as Father in Restaurant
Greg Collins
as Bartender
Bob Minor
as Male Police Officer
Ned Vaughn
as Officer Carrey
Gene Lythgow
as Detective Lorenz
Kevin Bourland
as Man in Range Rover
Kerrie Cullen
as Female Police Officer
Barbara Tarbuck
as Jean Bennett
Willie Garson
as Ray Tanton
Bruce A. Young
as Gil Chandler
Chris Ellis
as Security Guard
George Marshall Ruge
as Detective
Laurie Latham
as Alex
Coleen Maloney
as Security Guard
Tommy Rosales, Jr.
as Detective
Jenny Gago
as Maggie
Ray Reinhardt
as Sam Bennett
Melanie MacQueen
as Waitress
Carmen Argenziano
as Phil Hawkes


Wesley Strick
David Madden
Patrick Markey
Susan Zachary
John Morrissey
Bobby Bukowski
Chris Squires
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Eber
Michael Knue
Marcia Hinds-Johnson
Production Designer
Bo Johnson
Art Director
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Robert W. Cort
Executive Producer
Don Diers
Set Designer
Marci Liroff