The Babysitter (1980)

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Overprotective mother Liz Benedict meets 18 year-old orphan Joanna Redwine and hires her as house help and live-in companion to rambunctious daughter Tara. Liz's husband Jeff isn't too thrilled with the arrangement, and his fears soon prove justified when Joanna begins to manipulate everyone and to slowly destroy the family. Meanwhile next-door neighbor Dr. Linquist investigates and discovers Joanna has a disturbing past.

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Rated Unrated,  1 hr 36 mins

GENRES
Drama • Thriller • TV movie
DIRECTION
Peter Medak
CAST
Patty Duke  •  William Shatner  •  Quinn Cummings  •  Stephanie Zimbalist

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Patty Duke Liz Benedict
William Shatner Dr. Jeff Benedict
Quinn Cummings Tara Benedict
Stephanie Zimbalist Joanna Redwine
John Houseman Dr. Lindquist
David Wallace Scotty
Kenneth Tigar Tom Montgomery
Virginia Kiser Mrs. Welford
Hildy Brooks Barbara
Frank Birney Mr. Farragut
Ty Haller Minister