Directed by screenwriter Wesley Strick (TRUE BELIEVER, FINAL ANALYSIS), THE TIE THAT BINDS is an efficient, well-acted thriller predicated on one of the most powerful of bourgeois fears about adoption: that an adopted child might have "bad blood."
Malevolent modern day hippies Leann (Daryl Hannah) and John Netherwood (Keith Carradine) roam America with their little girl Janie (Julia Devin) in tow, terrorizing the middle class through robbery, vandalism and murder. But they're caught while burgling the home of an old couple, and while
wounded John and scary soul-mate Leann manage to get away, the police take Janie into custody.
Aided by adoption agency case w...