FILM 1718: THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE
TRIVIA: Rebecca De Mornay initially auditioned for the role of Claire Bartel and Annabella Sciorraauditioned for the role of Peyton Flanders.
Kevin Spacey was considered for the role of Michael Bartell.
The musical theme that is featured in the opening credits, that Payton hums when strolling the baby through the park, and that Michael hears on the radio at the climax is "Poor Wandering One", from the W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan musical "The Pirates of Penzance".
Cybill Shepherd turned down the role of Peyton Flanders citing her feminist beliefs.