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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

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A lone 13-year-old resorts to murder to protect her haven.

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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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girl | father | house | alone | murder | See more »

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Ask her no questions, she'll tell you no lies. Ask her too many and somebody dies. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 January 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen am Ende der Straße  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The age of the character that Jodie Foster played was thirteen. Foster basically played the same age she was in real life. Foster actually celebrated her 13th birthday during principal photography and turned that age about five days into the shoot. See more »

Goofs

Frank Hallet tells Rynn that she put more milk in her cup than in his when she makes them tea, but this isn't even close to true, as she barely put any milk in her cup at all. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Frank Hallet: You should see the way the fire lights up your hair. All yellow and gold.
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Frank Hallet: Such lovely hair.
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Crazy Credits

Rynn sits staring at Frank Hallet through the entire ending credits as the fire burns behind her. See more »

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Piano Concerto No. 1 E-Minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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how could i have missed this one?
10 October 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Even though I have heard and read about this movie for over 20 years, I never actually saw it until the newly released widescreen DVD. THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE is one of the best written and well acted films I have ever seen!! Although you will most likely find this title in the "horror" section at your video store, it is a solid mystery / suspense story. I have to say I was so impressed with the intelligent screenplay that I never lost interest even for a minute. The fact that the film is rated PG should not let that sway you either. There are some dark, chilling moments and innuendo that would probably gain the film an R rating today. By the way this DVD is the European cut which has a few moments absent from most U.S. prints! Also the soundtrack contains some funky heavy bass driven music that totally reminded me of Goblin! One of my greatest pleasures in life is to discover or re-discover old movies through the magic of DVD. Thank you MGM for making this title available!


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