The Tie That Binds (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tie That Binds (1995)



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In this graphically violent thriller, outlaws John and Lean Netherwood are forced to leave their little daughter Janie behind when they flee the scene of their last crime. The traumatized little girl is taken in by a patient, loving couple, but trouble ensues when her evil birth parents return for her.


Ray Reinhardt
as Sam Bennett
Barbara Tarbuck
as Jean Bennett
Cynda Williams
as Lisa-Marie Chandler
Bruce A. Young
as Gil Chandler
Ned Vaughn
as Officer Carey
Jenny Gago
as Maggie
Carmen Argenziano
as Phil Hawkes
Willie Garson
as Ray Tanton
Kerrie Cullen
as Female Police Officer
Bob Minor
as Male Police Officer
George Marshall Ruge
as Detective No. 1
Thomas Rosales Jr.
as Detective No. 2
Marquis Nunley
as Boy Russell
Benjamin Mouton
as Father in Restaurant
Jack Johnson (II)
as Boy in Restaurant
Greg Collins
as Bartender
Dana Gladstone
as Dr. Bradford
Jesse Hays
as Boy in School
Chris Ellis
as Security Guard No. 1
Coleen Maloney
as Security Guard No. 2
Shawne Rowe
as Ogre's Wife
Melissa Hays
as Princess
Kevin Bourland
as Man in Range Rover
Taylor Allbright
as Girl in Schoolyard
Gene Lythgow
as Detective Lorenz
Kenny Alexander
as Officer Wright
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Critic Reviews for The Tie That Binds

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

One of the sleaziest movies of the year and certainly the most unpleasant.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/4
Top Critic

Be warned: The Tie That Binds is the flick that flops.

April 24, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The Tie That Binds suffers from a second half that feels as though it's emerged directly from a template for movies of this ilk...

May 30, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A chilling experience

February 7, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

The Tie That Binds is an attempt to recapture the spirit of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, which was itself simply a more sophisticated variation on the slasher genre.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Tie That Binds

A Brilliant Thriller! Janie's been adopted by the perfect couple. With their help she can find a new life. If her real parents don't find her first.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

A fairly predictable thriller yet still pretty good. I closed my eyes twice!

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

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