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Denise Miller ...
Jessie Walters
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Michael Skye
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Lois Walters
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Bob Walters
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Grandma Esther
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Eddie Nova - Guitar Teacher
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Make-up artist
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The teacher
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Caroline
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Karen
Edward Green ...
Dr. Donnie
Paul Mones ...
Arnie
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Connie
Tara King ...
Agnes
Cheryl D. Francis ...
Debbie
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Thirteen-year-old Jessie is in love with Michael, a 17-year-old guitar instructor and aspiring musician. When she finally captures his interest, she lies and tells him she's 16. But what will Michael do when he discovers the truth? Written by Anonymous

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25 March 1979 (USA)  »

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When Jesse is eating dinner with her family, her hair is in a ponytail. When she is in the kitchen to help her mother with the next course, her hair is down around her shoulder. When they return to the dining room, it's back up in a ponytail. See more »

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Bob Walters: 13 year old girls are older than they used to be, I mean they're 16, 17, they're 45! I don't know! They get exposed to more earlier, don't they?
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Features Mandingo (1975) See more »

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Simply Jesse
Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Bruce Hart
Performed by Rex Smith
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A surprising and satisfying film for everyone.
26 September 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw "Sooner or Later" when it was first broadcast in '79. My first impressions were that it was a simple children's movie, but, as the show progressed, I realized it was much, much more. While it is mostly about the coming of age of a young girl, Jessie's family, friends, hopes and dreams come to life in a mature and positive manner. This movie really grows on you and the satisfying ending is totally unexpected.

For those interested in the rest of the story try to find the the two books that complete the trilogy: "Waiting Games" and "Now or Never", both by Bruce and Carole Hart. Highly Recommended.


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