The Babysitter Movie Review 1980

Information and Film Reviews for The Babysitter the Movie

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A family hires the mysterious but ingratiating Johanna (Zimbalist) as live-in help without checking on her references (who'd all checked out). The babysitter is the answer to all their problems--Mom's an alcoholic, Dad's a workaholic, and their daughter's just plain maladjusted--but once Johanna's gained their trust (or, in Dad's case, lust), she sets out to manipulate and exploit the family for her own psychotic purposes. Houseman plays the nosy neighbor who's on to her evil plan. Fair made-for-TV treatment of a common suspense plot.


Available on VHS
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Psycho-Thriller, Babysitting
William Shatner, Patty Duke, Stephanie Zimbalist, Quinn Cummings, John Houseman, David Wallace
Peter Medak
Moonlight Productions

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