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Murder at the World Series (1977)

A disturbed young man, who had tried out for the Houston Astros baseball team and been rejected, plots to take his revenge by a series of kidnappings.


Andrew V. McLaglen


Cy Chermak




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynda Day George ... Margot Mannering
Murray Hamilton ... Harvey Murkison
Karen Valentine ... Lois Marshall
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Moe Gold
Michael Parks ... Larry Marshall
Janet Leigh ... Karen Weese
Hugh O'Brian ... The Governor
Nancy Kelly ... Alice Dakso
Johnny Seven ... Detective Severino
Tamara Dobson ... Lisa
Joseph Wiseman ... Sam Druckman
Bruce Boxleitner ... Cisco
Larry Mahan Larry Mahan ... Gary Vawn
Cooper Huckabee ... Frank Gresham
Maggie Wellman ... Kathy


A disturbed young man, who had tried out for the Houston Astros baseball team and been rejected, plots to take his revenge by a series of kidnappings.

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Drama | Mystery | Sport







Release Date:

20 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman in Box 359 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the original network airing on ABC, then KTRK Eyewitness News anchor David Glodt (who took a job offer with ABC News after 1978 becoming a news director commencing with This Week with David Brinkley; as of 2018 the owner of InCompass Media including broadcasting for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo) also appeared in a brief news report in the movie. His scene has since been edited out. See more »


When Cisco is attempting to put the Bomb on Kathy and she resists, she is handcuffed with only her right wrist. The other cuff is handcuffed to the clear leg of a table. After giving up on making her wear the bomb, Cisco places the bomb back in the cabinet. As he turns back to Kathy, both her wrists are now cuffed, and the chain is placed behind the table leg, not cuffed to it. See more »

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Typical of the seventies stuff
30 August 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I would have expected some comments for this TV film. After all, it is directed by Andrew McLaglen, a Hollywood vet, who gave us many westerns and adventure movies a bit in the John Ford style. This feature sounds familiar for those who like seventies thrillers and crime dramas; especially the disaster movies like thrillers. Think for instance of ROLLER COASTER or TWO MINUTE WARNING, with always many suspense atmospheres and different people - mostly guest stars from the old Hollywood era - shown at the beginning and whose fates will collide further in the story. And of course a psychopath. I won't repeat the topic above, it would be useless, but I liked this movie. I admit that I love seventies. This is a pretty good time waster. Effective, sharp, a good piece of work with many surprising moments. It is far better than the Lenny Maltin's rate said, which is below average.

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