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Born Innocent (1974)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 10 September 1974
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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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 <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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She's in woman's prison. She's fourteen years old. She's learning, fast, what you have to learn to survive there. See more »

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10 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Nacida inocente  »

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Linda Blair was 14 when this film was made and 15 when it was released. However, the other girls at the reform school in the film were much older than the ages they portrayed. Two others who are credited were in their mid-20s when this was filmed, as Nora Heflin and Tina Andrews were 24 and 23, respectively, while Janit Baldwin was 18 or 19. All of these girls were older than Mitch Vogel, who was supposedly portraying her 20-year-old brother (he was actually 18 at the time). See more »

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The map used in geography class is that of 1914 Europe. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Counselor Barbara Clark: You lied...
Chris Parker: [cold tone] Big deal.
Counselor Barbara Clark: I don't know what to do now.
Chris Parker: [shrugs] What's the difference?
[Chris walks away and up to her group]
Chris Parker: Moco, give me a cigarette!
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Still Controversial
30 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This film will always be one of the most controversial in the history of film. It is still hard for me to watch it and it is still a very brutal film to look at. You really do see how the juvenile justice system instead of rehabilitating kids eventually makes them even more hardened and eventually they will graduate to even more serious crimes. This film definitely drives that point home like no other in the history of television.


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