5.8/10
168
3 user

The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)

A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.

Director:

Sam Wanamaker

Writers:

Tom Curtis (article), Scott Swanton (teleplay)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Summerspell (1983)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Family celebrations and tensions, Independence Day, Texas 1948

Director: Lina Shanklin
Stars: Louise Davis, Edna Wisdom, Vernon Lafon
Crackers (1984)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Director: Leo Penn
Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young girl develops an eating disorder and begins puking up food and starving herself. Her parents, angry and desperate, send her to a hospital where unfortunately she befriends a patient who convinces her to hide her illness on purpose.

Director: Sam O'Steen
Stars: Charles Durning, Eva Marie Saint, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Angel City (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Being forced to sell his land, Jared Teeter share with his family in search of a better life in Florida. They discover, like many other immigrants in Appalachia that work is scarce. Jared ... See full summary »

Directors: Philip Leacock, Steve Carver
Stars: Ralph Waite, Paul Winfield, Jennifer Warren
Hellinger's Law (TV Movie 1981)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A flamboyant criminal lawyer named Nick Hellinger takes on the case of a syndicate's accountant (actually a Justice Department agent who has infiltrated the mob) accused of murdering a local TV newscaster.

Director: Leo Penn
Stars: Telly Savalas, Morgan Stevens, Ja'net DuBois
Girls of the White Orchid (TV Movie 1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In Los Angeles, the naive and lonely burger waitress and aspirant singer Carol Heath finds an advertisement in the newspaper with a job opportunity in Tokyo. She has a meeting with the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ann Jillian, Thomas Byrd
Certificate: GP Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.

Director: Sam Wanamaker
Stars: George Peppard, Joan Collins, Judy Geeson
Bad Boys (1983)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, Nicolas Cage
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti
Loved (1997)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After a husband is accused of driving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.

Director: Erin Dignam
Stars: Robin Wright, William Hurt, Sean Penn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Holbrook ... John Webster
Dixie Carter ... Billie Webster
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ... Officer Vane
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Amy Wheeler
Nancy Malone ... Lois Carter
Gary McCleery Gary McCleery ... Randy Webster
Barry Corbin ... Nick Hanson
Richard Beauchamp Richard Beauchamp ... Carlos Vega
Dennis Redfield ... Officer A.D. Jakes
John Dennis Johnston ... Officer Bob Draxel
Sondra Blake ... May Wheeler
Robert G. Denison Robert G. Denison ... D.A. Mike King
Chris Mulkey ... Sonny Manse
Sean Penn ... Don Fremont
Jim Antonio ... Detective
Edit

Storyline

A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Morte de Randy Webster See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Three actors would appear together a year later in Fast Times At Ridgemont High: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Anthony Edwards. See more »

Connections

Featured in No Small Parts: Anne Ramsey (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wonderful TV-movie
14 August 1999 | by skad13See all my reviews

It's sort of a scaled-down, TV version of RASHOMON--not on that level, to be sure, but quite well-done on its own standards.

Excellent performances from future man-and-wife Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter, as well as future stars Anthony Edwards ("ER"), Sean Penn, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed