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Terror Among Us (1981)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | TV Movie 14 January 1981
A police sergeant and a parole officer endeavor to stop a rapist-on-parole before he can follow through his threats on five women whom testifed against him years earlier.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Tom Stockwell
Connie Paxton
Kim Lankford ...
Vickie Stevens
Sharon Spelman ...
Sara Kates
Elta Blake ...
Virginia Paris ...
Mrs. Quinn (as Gina Alvarado)
Delbert Ramsey
Roger Shields (as Stephen Keep)
Joseph G. Medalis ...
Fred (as Joe Medalis)


A police sergeant and a parole officer endeavor to stop a rapist-on-parole before he can follow through his threats on five women whom testifed against him years earlier.

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Release Date:

14 January 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Bestie von nebenan  »

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(MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Near the climax of the film, Sarah Purcell and her roommates are gagged and tied hand and foot by the villain. Sarah Purcell hops in stocking feet to a sliding glass door and hurls herself through it to attract attention. When a neighbor breaks in, she is lying on the balcony, her feet now untied and no binding in sight. See more »

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Early 80's TV Movie
3 December 2005 | by (Scranton, PA) – See all my reviews

I vaguely remember watching this television movie around the time it first came out, but it was a rather good drama/suspense film. Simply put, it's a story about a paroled rapist who threatens to get his revenge on the group of women (I think they were all airline flight attendants) who testified against him and put him in prison in the first place. It's noteworthy to watch for Ted Shackelford, who plays the rapist, since he portrayed Gary Ewing on "Knots Landing." This character is NOTHING like Gary Ewing, that's for sure! He was was joined by Kim Lankford, as one of his victims, who was his "Knots Landing" co-star; she played Ginger Ward in the first four seasons. I would guess that this was probably made before "Knots Landing" premiered, even though it came out after that show began in late 1979. It stars a lot of mid to late 70's TV actors, such as Sarah Purcell ("Real People"), Jennifer Salt ("SOAP"), Sharon Spelman ("Angie"), and Pat Klous ("Flying High" and later "The Love Boat" as Lauren Tewes' replacement) as well as Don Meredith, the former football player who used to peddle iced tea in those commercials. It's worth a viewing if you're a "Knots Landing" fan or like TV movies with lots of actors from classic, cheesy 70's shows.

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