7.0/10
89
7 user 1 critic

A Little Game (1971)

A hostile youngster who will stop at nothing to break up his mother's marriage is suspected of homicide, and his stepfather fears that he may be the boy's next victim.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

Carol Sobieski (teleplay), Fielden Farrington (novel)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

See the Man Run (TV Movie 1971)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.

Director: Corey Allen
Stars: Robert Culp, Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert
When Michael Calls (TV Movie 1972)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A woman begins receiving ominous phone calls from her nephew who died 15 years earlier. With each phone call, a family member dies. Will she be the next in line?

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Douglas
Jaws 2 (1978)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A family moves into a new home in an isolated area, and soon realizes that someone--or something--doesn't want them there.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Robert Stack, Vera Miles, L.Q. Jones
The Bad Seed (TV Movie 1985)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Fatal freak accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Blair Brown, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine
Revenge! (TV Movie 1971)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A deranged mother avenges herself against the man she thinks seduced her daughter by imprisoning him in a cage in her basement.

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Shelley Winters, Stuart Whitman, Bradford Dillman
No Place to Hide (TV Movie 1981)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Amy is the Mannings only daughter. After the death of her rich father, she lives together with her stepmother. Recently she sees a man in black following her, waiting for her in her car, ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Mariette Hartley, Kathleen Beller, Arlen Dean Snyder
A Taste of Evil (TV Movie 1971)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Parkins, Roddy McDowall
The People Across the Lake (TV Movie 1988)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A city-slicker family, tired of the urban grime and crime, moves to a quaint little lakeside village. All seems like paradise - until corpses start showing up in the water. Will the family be the new victims?

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Valerie Harper, Gerald McRaney, Barry Corbin
The Strangers in 7A (TV Movie 1972)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A building superintendent and his wife are held hostage in their apartment by a sadistic would-be bank robber and his spaced-out accomplices.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Andy Griffith, Ida Lupino, Michael Brandon
Hello, Larry (1979–1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Larry Alder is a 44-year-old divorcee in Portland, Oregon, raising his two teenage daughters and hosting a call-in psychology radio show.

Stars: McLean Stevenson, Kim Richards, Joanna Gleason
Scream of the Wolf (TV Movie 1974)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A big-game hunter comes out of retirement to help track down a killer wolf, and begins to suspect that it isn't a wolf but an animal that can take human form.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Peter Graves, Clint Walker, Jo Ann Pflug
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Diane Baker ... Elaine Hamilton
Ed Nelson ... Paul Hamilton
Howard Duff ... Dunlap
Katy Jurado ... Laura
Mark Gruner ... Robert Mueller
Christopher Shea ... Stu Parker
Helen Kleeb ... Secretary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Fithian Jason Fithian ... Clubber
Edit

Storyline

A hostile youngster who will stop at nothing to break up his mother's marriage is suspected of homicide, and his stepfather fears that he may be the boy's next victim. Written by Scott White <swhite@inconnect.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Is this the face of a deadly psychotic who has killed once ... and is about to kill again?


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il gioco See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Loved it as a kid
5 April 2005 | by rossman1122See all my reviews

This was such a great movie, I can still remember being 11 years old and watching it on Halloween. The thing that REALLY stuck with me is that the main character (a BAD little kid) was being portrayed by the kid who did the voice of LINUS in the original Charlie Brown shows. Until I saw this movie I had a somewhat romantic view of military school, but this crushed any notion of that. I sure wish I could see it one more time but since in 1971 there were no VCR's in peoples living rooms, that is pretty much an impossibility. Christopher Shea played the role of a youth from a dysfunctional family who seems to be getting away with murder at his military school by making them look like accidents. "One of our boys just fell off the quadrangle!" The picture had the most Hitchcockian feeling for a "made-for-TV" movie, a sleeper that would have done excellent at the box office for sure.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed