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A Little Game (1971)

A hostile youngster who will stop at nothing to break up his mother's marriage is suspected of homicide, and his stepfather fears that he may be the boy's next victim.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

Carol Sobieski (teleplay), Fielden Farrington (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Diane Baker ... Elaine Hamilton
Ed Nelson ... Paul Hamilton
Howard Duff ... Dunlap
Katy Jurado ... Laura
Mark Gruner ... Robert Mueller
Christopher Shea ... Stu Parker
Helen Kleeb ... Secretary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Fithian Jason Fithian ... Clubber
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A hostile youngster who will stop at nothing to break up his mother's marriage is suspected of homicide, and his stepfather fears that he may be the boy's next victim. Written by Scott White <swhite@inconnect.com>

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Is this the face of a deadly psychotic who has killed once ... and is about to kill again?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il gioco See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Loved it as a kid
5 April 2005 | by rossman1122See all my reviews

This was such a great movie, I can still remember being 11 years old and watching it on Halloween. The thing that REALLY stuck with me is that the main character (a BAD little kid) was being portrayed by the kid who did the voice of LINUS in the original Charlie Brown shows. Until I saw this movie I had a somewhat romantic view of military school, but this crushed any notion of that. I sure wish I could see it one more time but since in 1971 there were no VCR's in peoples living rooms, that is pretty much an impossibility. Christopher Shea played the role of a youth from a dysfunctional family who seems to be getting away with murder at his military school by making them look like accidents. "One of our boys just fell off the quadrangle!" The picture had the most Hitchcockian feeling for a "made-for-TV" movie, a sleeper that would have done excellent at the box office for sure.


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