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Sooner or Later (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 March 1979 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Miller ...
Jessie Walters
Michael Skye
Lois Walters
Bob Walters
Grandma Esther
Eddie Nova, guitar teacher
Make-up artist
The teacher
Edward Green ...
Dr. Donnie
Paul Mones ...
Tara King ...
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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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Drama | Romance





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25 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallo Baby!  »

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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 »


Jessie Walters: [getting into the car] Sorry I'm late. I had to change.
Michael Skye: It's okay, but now you got me wondering what you look like in your uniform.
Jessie Walters: Like them.
[nodding to group of girls nearby]
Michael Skye: Nah. I bet you look just like you.
Jessie Walters: Michael.
Michael Skye: That's okay with me. I kinda like the way you look.
Jessie Walters: Michael, rehearsal. And step on it.
Michael Skye: Say it again.
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Sooner or later
31 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw the movie in 1979, before they gave television shows or movies parental ratings, I am thinking now that this movie is actually pretty risk taking for its time. Nonetheless, it is about a 13 year old who pretends she is 16 to gain the attentions of a 17 year old high school student who aspires to be a singer Rex Smith, who was a minor teen heart throb at the time is fine. Denise Miller who played essentially minor parts both in Fish and Archies'place later in her career is excellent as a conflicted 13 year old who does not know whether she should play with dolls or boys. Judd Hirsh(Taxi) and Barbara Feldon make use of the screen time by providing Miller with advice and tactfully helping the adolescent to make the difficult transition from her youth into a young teenager.

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