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The Unborn (1991)

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A couple struggling to conceive visit a miracle doctor as a last hope for having a child. The wife gets pregnant, but after the initial joy comes horror, as she slowly discovers the nightmarish truth behind the doctor's success.

Director:

Rodman Flender

Writers:

John Brancato (as Henry Dominic), Michael Ferris (as Henry Dominic)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Adams ... Virginia Marshall
Jeff Hayenga Jeff Hayenga ... Brad Marshall
James Karen ... Dr. Richard Meyerling
K Callan ... Martha Wellington
Jane Cameron Jane Cameron ... Beth Sanders
Kathy Griffin ... Connie Chicago
Wendy Hammers ... Gloria Starchild (as Wendy Kamenoff)
Laura Stockman Laura Stockman ... Janet Robinson
Jonathan Emerson ... Mark Robinson
Janice Kent ... Cindy DeWitt
Matt Roe Matt Roe ... Jeff DeWitt
Jessica Zingali Jessica Zingali ... Alicia DeWitt
Francis Smalls Collier Francis Smalls Collier ... Bobby DeWitt
Rick Podell ... Chuck Martinez
Lisa Kudrow ... Louisa Krelm
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Storyline

A couple who cannot have children joins an in-vitro fertilization program. While she is with child, she finds strange occurrences happening within her body. The horror surrounding the child comes to light when the parents find that their child has been part of a mad experiment. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gore, violence, sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El nonato See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$179,080, 31 March 1991

Gross USA:

$1,159,578

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,159,578
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Gary Numan did the soundtrack for this movie. Music can be found on Gary's 'human' cd.some of these later became songs on Gary Numan's next album 'outland'in 1991. See more »

Goofs

The angle at which Virginia's chair sits, as she goes into the kitchen. See more »

Quotes

Virginia Marshall: Go ahead - tell me I'm glowing.
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Referenced in Sole Survivor: Interview with Star Brooke Adams (2014) See more »

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"It's Gotta Be Stopped, Now!"... "Life's Full Of Surprises!"...
22 November 2018 | by azathothpwigginsSee all my reviews

THE UNBORN is the story of Virginia Marshall (Brooke Adams- SHOCK WAVES, THE DEAD ZONE, SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK) and her many, fruitless attempts to get pregnant. She and her husband go to see Dr. Meyerling (James Karen- POLTERGEIST, THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD), who offers an answer to Virginia's problem. Soon thereafter, Virginia undergoes the Dr.'s procedure, and it appears to have done the trick. Then, Virginia's friend, who also happens to be a Meyerling client, experiences a case of EHCS (Eeevil Homicidal Child Syndrome), and another patient contacts Virginia w/ disturbing information, causing her to suspect that something nefarious is going on. She also notices a change in her own behavior. The next thing we know, she goes haywire, kills her cat, and wrecks her house! This scene is quite a knee-slapper! The best part of the movie comes when Virginia appears on a live, morning talk show, only to go totally berserk! Now, THAT'S entertainment! In no time, Virginia's on the run, and her birthing class teacher (Kathy Griffin) is getting her brains knocked out w/ a hammer! Of course, nothing can prepare you for the "abortion aftermath / dumpster / killer baby sequence"! Yecch! The freakish, fetal finale is a real brain-popper as well! Preposterous, yet somehow watchable, and permeated by an oddly flat musical score by Gary Numan, this movie adds extra cheddar to its overly dour, early 1990's horror vibe...


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