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An Assistant District Attorney is about to prosecute members of a motorcycle gang for murder when he gets blackmailed because of an affair with a teenage babysitter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Wymer ...
George E. Carey ...
George Maxwell
Anne Bellamy ...
Edith Maxwell
Kathy Williams ...
Julie Freeman
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Laurence Mackey
Ken Hooker ...
Raymond Willas
Ted C. Frank ...
Kyle Mackey
James E. McLarty ...
Inkie
Sheri Jackson ...
Joan Maxwell
Ruth Noonan ...
Doris Winkler
Warren Rose ...
Ben Fredericks
Doris Rose ...
Aggie Fredericks
Charlie Messenger ...
Frank Harrington (as Charles Messanger)
Mary Messenger ...
Paul Wilmoth ...
Richard
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An Assistant District Attorney is about to prosecute members of a motorcycle gang for murder when he gets blackmailed because of an affair with a teenage babysitter.

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She came to sit with baby... and ended up with Daddy!

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George Maxwell: Have you looked at the baby?
Edith Maxwell: I not only have looked at the baby, I fed the baby, burbed the baby, powdered the baby, changed the baby and sung the baby to sleep, and have instructed Ms. Wilson to feed, burb, powder, change and look in on the baby.
George Maxwell: I just asked a simple question, I didn't need a whole defense summary.
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Surprisingly hard-edged Patricia Wymer cult film
6 May 2002 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This familiar story of an older man/younger woman is surprisingly hard-edged. Bikers, hippies, free love and jail bait mix surprisingly well in this forgotten black-and-white indie effort. Lead actress Patricia Wymer, as the titular "Candy," gives the finest performance of her career (spanning all of 3 drive-in epics). Wymer was precocious and fetching in THE YOUNG GRADUATES (1971), but gives a more serious performance in THE BABYSITTER. The occasional violence and periodic nudity are somewhat surprising, but well-handled by the director. Leads Wymer and George E. Carey sell the May/December romance believably. There are enough similarities between THE BABYSITTER and THE YOUNG GRADUATES to make one wonder if the same director helmed the latter film as well. Patricia Wymer, where are you?

Hailing from Seattle, WA, Miss Wymer had appeared as a dancer on the TV rock and roll show MALIBU U, before gracing the cover (as well as appearing in an eight-page spread) of the August, 1968 issue of "Best For Men," a tasteful adults-only magazine. She also appeared as a coven witch in the popular 1969 cult drive-in shocker THE WITCHMAKER.

THE BABYSITTER has finally made its home video debut, as part of the eight-film BCI box set DRIVE-IN CULT CLASSICS vol. 3, which is available from Amazon.com and some retail stores such as Best Buy.

Late 2011 update: the original camera negatives for THE BABYSITTER have been found! Code Red is currently preparing a new 16X9 transfer for DVD that will look quite a bit better than the current versions on BCI and Mill Creek, since those versions were struck from a full-frame PAL source with motion artifacts. I will post here again when the Code Red DVD hopefully has a street date!


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