6.3/10
104
3 user 5 critic

Terror Among Us (1981)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | TV Movie 14 January 1981
A police sergeant and a parole officer endeavor to stop a rapist-on-parole before he can follow through his threats on five women whom testifed against him years earlier.

Director:

Paul Krasny

Writers:

Dallas L. Barnes (as Dallas Barnes), JoAnne Barnes
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A female parole officer discovers a secret death row prison under a meat plant, that's being run by the plant's unhinged vigilante owner and his reverend friend. A politician with a shady past becomes its latest "guest". But is he guilty?

Director: Sam Irvin
Stars: Rod Steiger, Lauren Hutton, Heather Graham
The Hit List (1993)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Charlie Pike is a pro hitman, but when he meets Yancy Butler, everything starts falling apart.

Director: William Webb
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Yancy Butler, James Coburn
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: Michael Madsen, Helen Slater, Jeffrey Tambor
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two of the screen's finest comic actors, Dudley Moore and Mary Steenburgen, star as successful writing partners whose timing is perfect on stage but amusingly pathetic in their love life. In HD.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Dudley Moore, Mary Steenburgen, Frances Sternhagen
Crush (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted... See full summary »

Director: Alison Maclean
Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Donogh Rees, Caitlin Bossley
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

1930s gangster-era film about John Dillinger and his last girlfriend.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher
Mind Over Murder (TV Movie 2005)
Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Holly Winters (Tori Spelling) is an unhappy-in-love, prosecuting attorney. After suffering a serious head injury, she gains the psychic power to read minds and decides to use this new-found power to catch a killer...

Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, Brett Watson
Earth Angel (TV Movie 1991)
Fantasy | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a prom queen dies in 1962, her only means of entering Heaven is by returning to Earth in 1990 to assist friends from her youth.

Director: Joe Napolitano
Stars: Cindy Williams, Cathy Podewell, Rainbow Harvest
Dysmorphia (2014)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Struggling siblings discover their dead uncle's secret stash of lost horror films on videotape. The "tapes" feature demented solicitors, gruesome dares, parental murder, demonic technology,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Biehn, The Cousin Bros, and 5 more credits »
Stars: JD Fairman, Kelsey Smoot, Shawn C. Phillips
Exquisite Corpse I (2010)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

In this chilling modern-day Frankenstein tale, a brilliant young neuroscientist's world comes crashing down when his fiancée tragically drowns. After discovering a serum that can bring dead... See full summary »

Director: Scott David Russell
Stars: Steve Sandvoss, Nicole Vicius, Guillermo Díaz
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A chief police inspector investigates the disappearance of a 25-year-old, intellectually disabled woman, the daughter of a lonely widower. After she turns up dead, the cops race to find the... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Frank Wolff, Raf Vallone, Gabriele Tinti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Meredith ... Sgt. Tom Stockwell
Sarah Purcell ... Jennifer
Jennifer Salt ... Connie Paxton
Kim Lankford ... Vickie Stevens
Sharon Spelman ... Sara Kates
Rod McCary ... Gates
Elta Blake Elta Blake ... Beth
Pat Klous ... Cathy
Jim Antonio ... Doctor
Virginia Paris Virginia Paris ... Mrs. Quinn (as Gina Alvarado)
Tracy Reed ... Barbara
Ted Shackelford ... Delbert Ramsey
Stephen Keep Mills ... Roger Shields (as Stephen Keep)
Spencer Milligan ... Alex
Joseph G. Medalis Joseph G. Medalis ... Fred (as Joe Medalis)
Edit

Storyline

A police sergeant and a parole officer endeavor to stop a rapist-on-parole before he can follow through his threats on five women whom testifed against him years earlier.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Bestie von nebenan See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (MGM Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Near the climax of the film, Sarah Purcell and her roommates are gagged and tied hand and foot by the villain. Sarah Purcell hops in stocking feet to a sliding glass door and hurls herself through it to attract attention. When a neighbor breaks in, she is lying on the balcony, her feet now untied and no binding in sight. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Early 80's TV Movie
3 December 2005 | by vs661966See all my reviews

I vaguely remember watching this television movie around the time it first came out, but it was a rather good drama/suspense film. Simply put, it's a story about a paroled rapist who threatens to get his revenge on the group of women (I think they were all airline flight attendants) who testified against him and put him in prison in the first place. It's noteworthy to watch for Ted Shackelford, who plays the rapist, since he portrayed Gary Ewing on "Knots Landing." This character is NOTHING like Gary Ewing, that's for sure! He was was joined by Kim Lankford, as one of his victims, who was his "Knots Landing" co-star; she played Ginger Ward in the first four seasons. I would guess that this was probably made before "Knots Landing" premiered, even though it came out after that show began in late 1979. It stars a lot of mid to late 70's TV actors, such as Sarah Purcell ("Real People"), Jennifer Salt ("SOAP"), Sharon Spelman ("Angie"), and Pat Klous ("Flying High" and later "The Love Boat" as Lauren Tewes' replacement) as well as Don Meredith, the former football player who used to peddle iced tea in those commercials. It's worth a viewing if you're a "Knots Landing" fan or like TV movies with lots of actors from classic, cheesy 70's shows.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 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 Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed