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Die Sister, Die! (1978)

A man hires a nurse to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her.

Director:

Randall Hood

Writers:

William Hersey (story), Tony Sawyer
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Ging ... Edward Price
Edith Atwater ... Amanda Price
Antoinette Bower ... Esther Harper
Kent Smith ... Dr. Thorne
Robert Emhardt ... James Lendon Price
Bert Santos Bert Santos ... (as Burt Santos)
Rita Conde ... Mrs. Gonzalez
Jack Lester Jack Lester
Roger Hampton Roger Hampton ... Garden Center Salesman
Peg Shirley Peg Shirley ... Nell Price
Lidia Kristen ... (as Lidia Kristin)
Cletus Young Cletus Young
Bradley Thrush Bradley Thrush
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Storyline

A man hires a nurse to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her.

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Go ahead and SCREAM AMANDA - it can't help you now!

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Hugo Friedhoffer was so upset by the death of director Randall Hood, which happened before the score was recorded, that he never scored another film. This is his last credit. See more »

Quotes

Esther: Miss Price, you must be very tired. Why don't you take a pill and have a really good night's rest?
Amanda: Ah, yes! The capsule. Now that's a fair exchange. I offer you escape, you offer me oblivion. Goodnight, Esther. I can manage.
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A Taste of Ivory
(uncredited)
Written by Jeri Southern
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An above average made for TV suspense flick
31 October 2004 | by rixrexSee all my reviews

Other than a mundane performance by Antoinette Bower, this made for TV suspense melodrama has a lot going for it. It's definitely a made for TV movie of the week which was so popular in the 70s, and from which many good films come. This is obvious in the way everything is shot, meaning a lot of close ups for the smaller screen and framing for the old style TV ratio - no widescreen or pan and scan here. The other giveaway is the moody music, just right and not intrusive, and done in 70s TV style. I know, I've seen many dozens of these 70s TV flicks and they have a definite pattern. Of course, most of these got foreign theatrical release, so there's a few well-placed curse words. The whole setup is such that there's not much to make for surprises but there's a nice twist at the end. I just wish that Ms Bower had used a few more expressions than her constant forlorn look. She really is able to do that as she's shown on her hundreds of TV show appearances.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Companion See more »

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Production Co:

Project Blue See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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