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The Sitter (1991)

A delusional babysitter goes on a psychotic rampage, putting the little girl she is looking after in grave danger.

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... Nell
... Jeff Harper
Susan Barnes ... Alice
Kimberly Cullum ... Melissa Jones
... Ruth Jones
James McDonnell ... Dennis Jones
... Carl
Patricia George ... Winona
Maria Richwine ... Mary (as María Montoya)
... Nick (as Shabba-Doo)
Gregory White
Dennis Paladino
Tyler Bowe
Jeff Jeffcoat
Frank Isles
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The sitter is an exciting thriller about an insane schizophrenic (Nell) who goes babysitting after throwing her mother down the stairs! She is completely delusional and thinks that the girl she is babysitting is her daughter. She causes a lot of trouble including killing a dog and murdering her step father and a maid who she thought would tell on her! Written by Michael <reb@magna.com.au>

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remake | based on book | See All (2) »

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Drama | Thriller

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10 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby Sitter, a Noite do Delírio  »

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(FMC Library Print)

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1.33 : 1
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This TV film is a remake of the 1952 Marilyn Monroe and Richard Widmark film, "Don't Bother To Knock." See more »

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Referenced in The Sitter (2007) See more »

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This is a re-make of Marilyn Monroe's "Don't Bother to Knock"!
31 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

For anyone who loved the original, it is quite a contrast. The original story starred Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark and Anne Bancroft. This film was made in 1991, with Kim Myers, from a "Nightmare on Elm Street"" That being said, if it is a rainy night and you are bored, you may find it more entertaining than the tripe fed to the public on regular cable. The theme is interesting, and while Brett Cullen is nowhere near Widmark( who ever could be) and Myers is nowhere near Monroe with her pathos and luminosity- the story is interesting.

I would certainly rather watch a fictional account of a psychopathic baby-sitter, and what may happen; but you must also rent or buy "Don't Bother to Knock" after you see this film. Monroe's performance was brilliant, and Widmark menacing as ever. Give this film a chance.


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