Rockabye (1986 film)

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Directed by Richard Michaels
Produced by Jack Grossbart
Marty Litke
Written by Laird Koenig (novel)
Starring Valerie Bertinelli
Rachel Ticotin
Jason Alexander
Jimmy Smits
Music by Charles Bernstein
Cinematography John Lindley
Edited by Jim Benson
Distributed by CBS
Release date
  • January 12, 1986 (1986-01-12)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.


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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