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The Sentinel Details


In the wake of such Satanic-themed thrillers as , and comes . When New York fashion model (Cristina Raines) splits with her fiance (Chris Sarandon) and moves into an old brownstone, she soon discovers she has more than she bargained for in the lease. As luck would have it, a mysterious blind priest (John Carradine) who lives upstairs happens to be guarding the doorway to Hell, and she has been chosen as his replacement. Incidentally, when the door is finally opened, out spills an assortment of deformed humans whom director John Carradine hand-picked from hospital wards and circus sideshows. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

  • Release date:January 7, 1977


Chris Sarandon
as Michael Lerman
Cristina Raines
as Alison Parker
Martin Balsam
as Professor Ruzinsky
John Carradine
as Halliran
José Ferrer
as Robed Figure
Ava Gardner
as Miss Logan
Arthur Kennedy
as Franchino
Burgess Meredith
as Chazen
Sylvia Miles
as Gerde
Deborah Raffin
as Jennifer
Eli Wallach
as Gatz
Christopher Walken
as Rizzo
Jerry Orbach
as Director
Beverly D'Angelo
as Sandra
Hank Garrett
as Brenner
Robert Gerringer
as Hart
Nana Tucker
as Girl at End
Tom Berenger
as Man At End
William Hickey
as Perry
Gary Allen
as Malcolm Stinnett
Teresa Hughes
as Rebecca Stinnett
Jane Hoffman
as Lillian Clotkin
Elaine Shore
as Emma Clotkin
Sam Gray
as Dr. Aureton
Fred Stuthman
as Alison's Father
Lucie Lancaster
as Alison's Mother
Anthony Holland
as Party Host
Jeff Goldblum
as Jack
Mady Heflin
as Professor's Student
Diane Stilwell
as Brenner's Secretary
Ron McLarty
as Real Estate Agent


Michael Winner
Michael Winner
Jeffrey Konvitz
Jeffrey Konvitz
Jeffrey Konvitz
Book Author
Michael Winner
Gil Melle
Composer (Music Score)
Terry Rawlings
Bernard Gribble
Philip Rosenberg
Production Designer
Edward Stewart
Set Designer
Peggy Farrell
Costume Designer
Les Lazarowitz
Sound/Sound Designer
Albert J. Whitlock
Special Effects
Charles Okun
First Assistant Director
Cis Corman
Robert Laden