MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 20,753 this week

The Babysitter (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  28 November 1980 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 379 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 5 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 188 titles
created 28 Mar 2011
 
a list of 291 titles
created 15 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1121 titles
created 06 Aug 2012
 
a list of 102 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 
a list of 92 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Babysitter" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Babysitter (TV Movie 1980)

The Babysitter (TV Movie 1980) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Babysitter.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Don Henderson
Stars: Patricia Wymer, George E. Carey, Anne Bellamy
The Babysitter's Seduction (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father. When suspicions ... See full summary »

Director: David Burton Morris
Stars: Stephen Collins, Keri Russell, Phylicia Rashad
Family of Strangers (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery, but when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and later, that her conception was the product of a rape.

Director: Sheldon Larry
Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke, Martha Gibson
Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie 1978)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Kathleen Beller, Blythe Danner, Tony Bill
Yesterday's Child (TV Movie 1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young couple's three-year-old daughter is kidnapped and no trace is ever found of her. Fourteen years later, a young woman claiming to be that girl shows up at the parents' house.

Directors: Corey Allen, Bob Rosenbaum, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Shirley Jones, Ross Martin, Claude Akins
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

What happens when an 18-year-old babysitter finds out she's sitting for a 27-year-old slacker?

Director: David H. Steinberg
Stars: Josh Cooke, Brie Larson, John Kapelos
Weekend of Terror (TV Movie 1970)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three nuns on a weekend trip are held hostage by escaped convicts.

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Robert Conrad, Carol Lynley, Lee Majors
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A provocative coming of age comedy about one night in the lives of two lonely kids. A 15 year old shy babysitter and a 10 year old precocious girl.

Director: Gideon Raff
Stars: Tierra Abbott, Jeremy Lelliott
The Cradle Will Fall (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A doctor at a hospital tries to develop a "fountain of youth" serum to give to his female patients.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Lauren Hutton, Ben Murphy, James Farentino
Summer Girl (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When seductive young Cinni comes to babysit for a troubled couple, she's after more than extra spending money. Starting with the kids and working around to the husband, evil Cinni plots to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Kim Darby, Martha Scott
Sexual Advances (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Donna Deitch
Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, William Russ, Terry O'Quinn
Incident in a Small Town (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Stephanie Zimbalist
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Liz Benedict (as Patty Duke Astin)
...
Dr. Jeff Benedict
...
Tara Benedict
David Wallace ...
Scotty
...
Tom Montgomery
Virginia Kiser ...
Mrs. Welford
...
Joanna Redwine
...
Dr. Lindquist
Hildy Brooks ...
Barbara
...
Mr. Farragut
Ty Haller ...
Minister (as Richard Ty Haller)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 November 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Enviada do Mal  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Horror, Suspense, or Just a Waste of Time.
30 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought the TV movie "The Babysitter" because of the director Peter Medak, who directed the "The Changeling", which in my opinion is one of the best horror movies ever made. After I watched "The Babysitter" I said to myself "What a waste of time." It was boring, there isn't any suspense or scares. All it is about is a troubled couple hiring a housesitter, not a babysitter, to clean house and make meals. The only problem is that she has a dark and closely guarded past. The copy that I bought now just sits on the shelf collecting dust. Check out Peter Medak's other film "The Changeling", It's much better.


2 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Seems like.... penny_lane086
Wow. Definitely Surprised Me. Kenn64
Holy... gemini2525
Available at Amazon Krylllian
Discuss The Babysitter (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?