Born Innocent (1974)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  10 September 1974 (USA)
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A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Chris Parker
Counselor Barbara Clark
Emma Lasko
Mary Murphy ...
Miss Murphy
Nora Heflin ...
Sandra Ego ...
Tom Parker
Mr. Parker
Mrs. Parker


A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one care worker sees her potential to rise above her tragic circumstances. Written by David Carroll <>

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10 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Nacida inocente  »

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Did You Know?


In a 2003 interview with E! Linda Blair confessed the rape scene was very difficult for her to do. "You go through all the motions of being raped... you come out of it feeling pretty raped. That did not sit well with me at all." See more »


When Chris first comes out of the shower stall at the bequest of Denny (waving a toilet brush) and Moco, the two girls are standing close together to Chris's right and left, but a longer shot of Chris peering around them shows Denny further down from the stall. See more »


Chris Parker: [to Moco] Congratulations. The baby is dead.
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Featured in E! True Hollywood Story: Linda Blair (1999) See more »

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I hate the so called "brother" of her's so much!
10 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was really sad. This might sound strange, but I would have made it where Moco become Chris's very close friend, like a mother to her, and have her protect Chris from the evils in the institution and the outside world. Moco looks like a very powerful character and would probably send Mr Parker flying across the room when he tried to lay a finger on Chris.

That said, One scene I remember is when Blair escapes from the center, she encounters her brother at an airport(?). He gives some stupid, cornball lecture of how he has to live his own life, and then turns her over to the authorities that send her back to the prison! Gah! I swear, I wanted to reach into the screen and beat that piece of $h## of a "brother" to a pulp for his evil act. I swear, part of me wants to see Chris (or better yet, Moco!) go after his ass. Yes, the movie is really that well done, especially if it can raise such blood boiling emotions in me which is very rare for a movie!

Bth: To her brother: STOP SNITCHING!

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