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The Bad Seed is a 1985 ABC network television movie which aired on February 7, 1985.

It is a remake of the 1956 film of the same name.


Rachel Penmark is a 9-year-old girl who looks like the picture of perfection, but is a cold-blooded killer.

Several disturbing recent incidents have led Rachel's mother, Christine to suspect that her child is responsible for them. Christine also has recurring memories of her mother searching for her.

Christine's adoptive father tells her about her biological mother, who was a convicted killer, and Christine is convinced that Rachel inherited her grandmother's madness.


  • Blair Brown as Christine Penmark
  • Carrie Wells as Rachel Penmark
  • Christa Denton as Rhoda Penmark
  • Lynn Redgrave as Monica Breedlove
  • David Carradine as Leroy Jessup
  • Richard Kiley as Richard Bravo
  • David Ogden Stiers as Emory Breedlove
  • Chad Allen as Mark Daigler
  • Weldon Bleiler as Fred Daigler



The Bad Seed 1985 ABC Thursday Night Movie Promo