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The Babysitter (1980)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  28 November 1980 (USA)
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Spoiled eleven-year-old Tara's new best friend from next-door gets hired as a live-in babysitter, but things soon go horribly wrong when Tara's mom starts hitting the bottle and fighting with her dad.

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Liz Benedict (as Patty Duke Astin)
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Dr. Jeff Benedict
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Tara Benedict
David Wallace ...
Scotty
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Tom Montgomery
Virginia Kiser ...
Mrs. Welford
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Joanna Redwine
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Dr. Lindquist
Hildy Brooks ...
Barbara
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Mr. Farragut
Ty Haller ...
Minister (as Richard Ty Haller)
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Overprotective mother Liz Benedict meets 18 year-old orphan Joanna Redwine and hires her as house help and live-in companion to rambunctious daughter Tara. Liz's husband Jeff isn't too thrilled with the arrangement, and his fears soon prove justified when Joanna begins to manipulate everyone and to slowly destroy the family. Meanwhile next-door neighbor Dr. Linquist investigates and discovers Joanna has a disturbing past. Written by Mike Sauter <FastForwd@aol.com>

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She drove the mother crazy, she seduced the father - now, what is going to happen to little Tara?

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28 November 1980 (USA)  »

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A Enviada do Mal  »

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Tara Benedict: [Tara hears Joanna seemingly crying in her room after Scotty's boating accident] Joanna, don't cry! It... it wasn't your fault... it was an accident...
[Joanna breaks into hysteric laughter and grins at Tara. Tara turns and rushes out of the room in fear]
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Moment of Warmth
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Written by James Kenelm Clarke (as Paul Martin)
Bruton Music
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8 February 2002 | by (OH.) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty descent. A few times I wasn't sure where it was going, but it always seemed to keep me interested. It kept pulling me back in. I guess that is a way I could put it. I really like how the movie was photographed. It added to the overall mood of it.


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