Raising Cain

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Raising Cain ★★ 1992 (R)

Thriller evoking poor man's Hitchcock about a child psychiatrist who just happens to be nuts features Lithgow in five roles. Seems his supposedly dead Norwegian father has come to the United States and needs his son's help to steal babies for a child development experiment, so the son's alter ego, Cain, shows up to commit the nasty deed. Unfortunately Lithgow also catches his wife with another man, and that's when the bodies start piling up. 95m/ C VHS, DVD . John Lithgow, Lolita (David) Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, Gabrielle Carteris, Barton Heyman; D: Brian De Palma; W: Brian De Palma; C: Stephen Burum; M: Pino Donaggio.