Rockabye (1986 film)

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Rockabye
GenreDrama
Written by Laird Koenig (novel)
Directed by Richard Michaels
Starring Valerie Bertinelli
Rachel Ticotin
Jason Alexander
Jimmy Smits
Music by Charles Bernstein
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers Roger Gimbel
Freyda Rothstein
Neil Rosenstein (associate producer)
Producers Jack Grossbart
Marty Litke
Production locations New York City
Toronto
Cinematography John Lindley
Editor Jim Benson
Running time120 minutes
Production companies Roger Gimbel Productions
Bertinelli Productions
Peregrine Entertainment Ltd.
Distributor CBS
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio format Stereo
Original release
  • January 12, 1986 (1986-01-12)

Rockabye is a 1986 made-for-TV crime drama film, directed by Richard Michaels and starring Valerie Bertinelli, Rachel Ticotin, Jason Alexander, and Jimmy Smits.

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Stranded in New York City due to missing a bus caused by a delay of a plane, recently divorced mother Susannah Bartok (Valerie Bertinelli) is attacked and maced outside Macy's in Manhattan, and her 2-year-old son gets kidnapped. After she unsuccessfully pleads to the police, who feel indifferent about the case, newspaper reporter Victoria Garcia (Rachel Ticotin) helps the young mother in finding her son. Susannah, desperate to find her son, initially rejects Victoria's help because she is realistic about the possible fate of her boy, though convinced that the police are not doing their job quickly enough, she allows Victoria's help. Victoria redirects Susannah to a psychic called Christopher Zellner (Roderick Cook), who believes that her son Sonny is dead. Susannah refuses to believe him, and continues her intense and exhausting search. After putting a photo of her son in the newspaper, several 'witnesses' report to the police, but they are all frauds, annoying Lt. Ernest Foy (Jason Alexander). During their search, they discover an underground black market ring, selling young children.

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