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Scar Tissue (1975)

La baby sitter (original title)
A naive young girl is forcefully kidnapped while babysitting the son of a wealthy food mogul. Her and the boy are held hostage by an ex-stuntman and a vengeful movie star.

Director:

René Clément

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Nicola Badalucco (screenplay), Nicola Badalucco (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maria Schneider ... Michelle
Sydne Rome ... Ann
Vic Morrow ... Vic, the kidnapper
Robert Vaughn ... Stuart Chase
John Whittington ... 'Boots' Peter Franklin
Nadja Tiller ... Lotte
Carl Möhner ... Cyrus Franklin (as Karl Mohner)
Clelia Matania ... Old neighbour
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Commissaire Trieste
Armando Brancia ... Inspector Carrara
Georg Marischka Georg Marischka ... Henderson
Renato Pozzetto ... Gianni, Michélle's friend
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A naive young girl is forcefully kidnapped while babysitting the son of a wealthy food mogul. Her and the boy are held hostage by an ex-stuntman and a vengeful movie star.

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France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A. Babysitter See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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AKA "Wanted: Babysitter," it was included in the 50 movie collection called "The Swinging Seventies." See more »

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René Clement's swan song
1 June 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I was not disappointed by this last René Clément's film. It's an international cast, as he did for LA COURSE DU LIEVRE A TRAVERS LES CHAMPS, a couple of years earlier. Not a bad movie which the topic reminded me Yves Boisset's FOLLE A TUER. The nanny and the wealthy kid about to be abducted. Not a masterpiece but certainly not a garbage movie. You would not find such features now. Yes, it's a typical downbeat scheme, as we often saw forty years ago, especially from France. And not only. Good performances too, despite the fact that there was no great actors in the cast. It's also a rather rare film, hard to find and no often released even on French channels.

I love watching such movies from time to time, gloomy and so sad.


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