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A Good Baby is a 2000 drama film directed by Katherine Dieckmann, making her directorial debut.[1][2] The film was produced by Lianne Halfon, Tom Carouso, Aileen Argentini and Derrick Tseng. The script was written by Dieckmann and Leon Rooke. The film stars Henry Thomas played Raymond Toker, a young loner. The other casts were David Strathairn, Cara Seymour, Danny Nelson, Jayne Morgan, Allison Glenn, Jerry Foster, Jerry Rushing, Emilie Jacobs and Hannah Grady.

A Good Baby
A Good Baby (movie poster).jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byKatherine Dieckmann
Produced byLianne Halfon
Tom Carouso
Aileen Argentini
Derrick Tseng
Written byLeon Rooke
Katherine Dieckmann
StarringHenry Thomas
David Strathairn
Cara Seymour
Music byDavid Mansfield
CinematographyJim Denault
Edited byKatherine Dieckmann
Malcolm Jamieson
Good Baby
Kardana Films
Distributed byCurb Entertainment
Release date
December 1, 2000
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States


A young loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child that explores his own isolated roots. In true bad guy fashion, a traveling salesman appears and truths about the baby's origin start to unravel.


  1. ^ Loewenstein, Lael (3 May 1999). "A Good Baby". Variety. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (1 December 2000). "FILM REVIEW; A Traveling Salesman, An Adorable Foundling". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

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