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25 May 1978 (Portugal) See more »
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Cast

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Joan Hackett ... Christine

Robert Klein ... Peter

Scott Jacoby ... Jamie
Jeanne Tanzy ... Mary
Glen Hayes ... Douglas

Phoebe Dorin ... Madge

James Karen ... Child Psychiatrist
Randy Digeronimo ... Tony
Frank Fiore ... Phil
Bill Herndon ... Bob
William Shust ... Culloux
Leib Lensky ... Rabbi
Viola Swayne ... Mrs. Sturgess
Craig Noel ... Salesman
Iris Whitney ... Matron
Ann Miles ... Girl
Ben Wilson ... First Policeman

Robert Kya-Hill ... Second Policeman
Manda Muller ... Young Filmmaker
Keith Luckett ... Young Filmmaker
Brian Lynch ... Young Filmmaker
Marti Muller ... Young Filmmaker
Adam Reed ... Young Filmmaker
Kent Klineman ... Young Filmmaker
Christopher Medina ... Young Filmmaker
Edward Dolphin ... Young Filmmaker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Imbriani ... Young Jamie
Jeanne Tanzy Williams ... Mary
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Directed by
Krishna Shah 
 
Writing credits
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Krishna Shah 

Produced by
Mervin B. Dayan .... associate producer
Willard W. Goodman .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Matz 
 
Cinematography by
Harvey Genkins 
 
Film Editing by
Arline Garson 
 
Production Design by
Warren Clymer 
 
Art Direction by
Warren Clymer 
 
Costume Design by
Charles D. Tomlinson  (as Charles Tomlinson)
 
Production Management
Willard W. Goodman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Behrman .... second assistant director
Joshua J. Shapiro .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Dan Sable .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Sol Stern .... special effects
 
Stunts
Alex Stevens .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Morton Gorowitz .... gaffer
Frank Shimko .... grip
 
Editorial Department
Mort Agress .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Arthur Allan Seidelman .... talent coordinator (as Arthur Seidelman)
 

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"Deadly Rivals" - USA (video title)
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Referenced in Teaser (1974)See more »

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A low-budget gem from the 70's, 22 September 2008
Author: Bill Davis from Ghent, KY

I first saw this on TV when I was a teenager, a few years after it was made, and it made quite an impression on me. Now, 30 years later I was able to finally see it again on an old VHS tape, and it still impresses. It would be easy to dismiss it because of it's low budget, bland music, and occasional pretensions, but it nevertheless tells a classic story: a humorless, frustrated divorcée finds a fresh romance with a young man who is so outgoing he borders on being obnoxious. He's very different from her former husband, but may be just what she needs. But her precocious son starts to act out against this intrusion on his relationship with his mother. He despises everything about the new boyfriend that his mother finds so refreshing -- with tragic results. This film represents one of those rare instances when a low-budget actually enhances a film, and makes it more authentic and believable. Contrary to some of the other reviews here, it is not a "Bad Seed" kind of movie. A sex scene in the movie, involving the boy and his sitter, would probably result in criminal charges today. Scott Jacoby was an extraordinary young actor. BAXTER! is another film of his I haven't seen in 30+ years. I would love to see it as well.

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