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Sweet 16 (1983)

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Teenager Melissa moves into a small town filled with racial prejudice and bullying and each time she meets up with one of the boys in town, they end up murdered - but who is the killer?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Dan Burke
Joanne Morgan
Dr. John Morgan
Billy Franklin
Marci Burke
Don Shanks ...
Jason Longshadow
Aleisa Shirley ...
Melissa Morgan
Hank Burke
Kathy Hopkins
George Martin
Michael Cutt ...
Frank (as Michael J. Cutt)
Johnny Franklin


A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa turns out to be a suspect when it seems she's the last person who has seen her boyfriends alive. Written by Kelly Nicklay <>

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18 March 1983 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Sweet Sixteen  »

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Final film of Henry Wilcoxon. See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Joel Wertman & Mark Wertman
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Dying to meet a girl can be hazardous!
1 September 2012 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This 1980's slasher is really disturbing by the minute. Here you have a very lovely, but lonely teenage girl name Melissa(Aleisa Shirley) who just recently moved from the city into a small Texas town where she is already causing a stir with the locals. She goes to a bar where she meets two young men, one of them is the son of a local sheriff who get stranded when his friend drives off to the Indian burial. After he drops off the daughter, he tried to head on home, but he doesn't make it. One, the truck runs out of gas. Two, someone gets him from behind. After his death, the people begin to suspect Melissa. Since she was the only one with him, alive. After that, she would later hook up with a jock who would also suffered the same fate. Following that, the two trouble-making brothers would try to send a message to the Native Americans. Thinking it was a man who committed murder would be common, who would have thought it would be Melissa's own mother. The question is Why? A victim of past abuse brought on by her father, took her sister's name in, and would be responsible for the two young men. I mean the brothers got their just desserts for the old Native American, but the other two men did not deserve it. It's a very disturbing movie, but very entertaining though. 2 out of 5 stars.

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