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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

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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(as Nicholas Gessner)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Town Hall Clerk
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Bank Manager
Hubert Noël ...
Bank Clerk (as Hubert Noel)
Jacques Famery ...
Bank Clerk
Mary Morter ...
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Julie Wildman ...
Teller
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Storyline

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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Ask Her No Questions And Nobody Dies. 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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Budget:

CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jodie Foster was thirteen at the time of filming and refused to appear nude. Thus, her older sister, Connie Foster, was used as her double in the film's brief nude sequence. See more »

Goofs

When the character of Mario is returning to the house after digging the hole in the garden, he walks without a limp even though his character is crippled and has a limp throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Rynn: You got any pets?
Mario: Nope, just my parents, which I water and feed regularly.
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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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Referenced in Ida, Be Thy Name: The Frightful Females of Fear (2013) See more »

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (Main Title)
Written and Performed by Christian Gaubert Et Son Orchestre
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Jodie and Martin show their dark side
24 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I see where Jodie Foster gets her strong side for her more recent films. She plays a 13 year old who can make it on her own in a way I have never seen before. Antiestablishment yet capitalist enough to know how to survive the plot shows her force full but not sassy. Martin Sheen lets us know his character is a sneeze from the start. Just about everything he does or says makes you want to bury the character alive. The film does have that 70's look but the drama is timeless. OK, maybe I am a hopeless Jodie and Martin fan, but this DVD definitely needs more attention. However the DVD should have a rating more strict than PG. I wouldn't want my kids acting like this.


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