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The Force of Evil (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  13 March 1977 (USA)
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A murderer on parole victimizes a family against whom he holds a grudge.

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Dr. Yale Carrington
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Maggie Carrington
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Cindy Carrington
William Watson ...
Teddy Jakes
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Sheriff Floyd Carrington
William Kirby Cullen ...
John Carrington
Jerry Ayres ...
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Cindy Eilbacher ...
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A murderer on parole victimizes a family against whom he holds a grudge.

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This originally was an episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1977). The first 3 or 4 minutes of the TV episode version was uploaded to YouTube. See more »

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TV-movie suspense classic
7 September 2004 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

This was produced back in the late 70's, back when they still made suspense movies for TV that were entertaining (remember the 90-min. ABC movies of the early 70's? This film is in a similar vein but better). Like others have said, this is one that you remember all through the years if you originally saw it as a kid or teen. It had some pretty memorable shock scenes for it's time and especially for television. It also features very good performances from the actors: Lloyd Bridges, William Watson as the bitter ex-con Teddy Jakes, and veteran character actor John Anderson as Lloyd's brother & sheriff trying to find ways to catch Jakes before he hurts Bridge's family. I found this on VHS back in the early 90's but I'm sure it's out of print now - I'm glad I picked it up when it was available because it's almost as good now as it was 27 years ago. Hopefully, a re-make of this will be produced at some point down the road, although the plot is quite similar to "Cape Fear".


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