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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.

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Mario
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Rynn Jacobs is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in a secluded house that she and her father have rented in a quiet seaside community. But whenever anybody from the town tries to satisfy their curiosity, Rynn's father is never around, and it seems as if the girl is all alone. Rynn's resourcefulness is put to the test as several people try to find out what she might be hiding, including the snobby landlady and her sleazy son. Written by acidxian

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Thank heaven for little girls. Thank HELL for the little girl who lives down the lane! See more »


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Release Date:

26 January 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen am Ende der Straße  »

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CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The stage name that Mario Podesta (Scott Jacoby) used for his magic shows was "Mario the Magician". See more »

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After Mario buries something in the rain he finishes tamping down the dirt, which is completely level with the surrounding. Filling a hole back in creates a mound, especially in the rain, and even more so with something added to the hole. See more »

Quotes

Mario: But what about school?
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DARJEELING OR EARL GREY???
5 December 2002 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Unique suspense film made in Canada in the mid-1970s. It's a shame that no one has ever really noticed this little film. Well, TBS sure did and I first watched it on there in 1987 or 1988. Since, I have found it in a couple of video stores and eventually taped it off of TBS in 1990 or 1991. Nonetheless, it is a truly wonderful thriller featuring a spectacular performance from a young, gifted Foster. Sheen and Smith are quite nasty as her enemies, and Shuman and Jacoby are good as her friends. Altogether, a remarkable suspense film that has not received the praise it deserves.


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