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The Babysitter's Seduction (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 22 January 1996
The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father. When suspicions ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Collins ... Bill Bartrand
Keri Russell ... Michelle Winston
Phylicia Rashad ... Det. Kate Jacobs
Tobin Bell ... Det. Frank O'Keefe
John D'Aquino ... Paul Richards
Linda Kelsey ... Alice Winston
Arian Ash Arian Ash ... Tracy Butler (as Arian Waring Ash)
Dawn Lambing ... Sally Bartrand
Roger Floyd ... Danny Bennett
Adam Crosby Adam Crosby ... Kyle Bartrand
Kristie Horton Kristie Horton ... Jennifer Bartrand
Travis Robertson Travis Robertson ... Jeff Winston
Bob Roitblat Bob Roitblat ... Waiter
Kristian Truelsen ... Desk sergeant
Kimberly Kashani Kimberly Kashani ... Amy
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The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father. When suspicions arise that the mother had been murdered (and had been having an affair), Michelle unknowingly becomes enveloped in a web of lies until she herself is suspected. Gradually she realises all is not as it seems... Written by David Laoide-Kemp

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She was hired to watch over the kids. But who was going to watch over her?

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Baby-Sitter's Nightmare See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Actual students attending Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida were used as extras in the filming. All students came on a volunteer basis and none were paid for the days spent shooting at the school. See more »

Goofs

When Michelle jumps out of the water with the knife, she's wearing a light gray bra under her white shirt. Later, when she's out of the pool, her bra is white. See more »

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Who's Seducing Whom
27 November 2005 | by krorieSee all my reviews

"The Babysitter's Seduction" makes a nifty little TV thriller. It starts out as a very good mystery with absolutely no suspects in who killed Bill Bartrand's wife and made it look like a suicide. Then we begin getting suspect after suspect. Alas, the identity of the culprit is given away much too soon. Director David Burton Morris must rely on suspense, chills, and thrills for the rest of the film. As the movie progresses one wonders if the babysitter is seducing Bill Bartrand or if Bill Bartrand is seducing the babysitter. Slowly we get the drift of what is really taking place. This part of the story is well written and directed. Some reviewers found it repulsive and unbelievable that a 50 year old man and a 20 year old woman (in the movie 40 and l8) could get it on. Have they not heard of sugar daddies and now sugar mamas? The babysitter wants to fill the dead wife's shoes, car, house, jewelry, and become the mother of her two children. Because of this, she doesn't see what others see, especially Det. Kate Jacobs, until it is almost too late. The final scenes in Bill Bartrand's house are edge of the seat suspense, particularly for a television movie.

The acting is above average for a TV movie. Keri Russell made her character believable once she got warmed up to the part. Stephen Collins was just right for his role, a charming creep who becomes very menacing. I prefer seeing Tobin Bell as a heavy, but he does fine as Bill Bartrand's detective friend. They played football together in school and he was close to Bartrand's wife.


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