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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 ...
Deputy Jones
Cindy Eilbacher ...
Bonnie
Steve Itkin ...
George Lerman
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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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Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) See more »

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I'm not going to kid you ..........
22 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Taken for what it is, a 1977 TV movie, "Force of Evil" is above average entertainment. I'm not going to kid you though, believability is not one of it's strong points. Lloyd Bridges plays a doctor, and while Lloyd Bridges may not be able to tell when someone is dead, a doctor definitely should. The entire last half of the film pivots on this point, and drags everything down a notch. The acting is scattered, although William Watson is memorable as the villain "Teddy Jakes". There are definitely some scenes, such as the mom and daughter discussions on the houseboat, that I could have lived without. I actually rate this less than IMDBs 7.7. To me it's a 6.0 at best, because it seriously challenges believability. - MERK


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