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Director:
Writer:
Erwin Goldman (written by)
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Release Date:
September 1983 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Why are all the boys dying to meet Melissa? See more »
Plot:
A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bo Hopkins ... Sheriff Dan Burke

Susan Strasberg ... Joanne Morgan

Patrick Macnee ... Dr. John Morgan

Don Stroud ... Billy Franklin
Dana Kimmell ... Marci Burke
Don Shanks ... Jason Longshadow
Aleisa Shirley ... Melissa Morgan

Steve Antin ... Hank Burke

Sharon Farrell ... Kathy Hopkins

Logan Clarke ... Jimmy

Michael Pataki ... George Martin

Henry Wilcoxon ... Greyfeather

Larry Storch ... Earl

Michael Cutt ... Frank (also as Michael J. Cutt)

Glenn Withrow ... Johnny Franklin
Tony Perfit ... Tommy Jackson
Sandy Charles ... Lab Technician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tim Cutt ... Deputy (uncredited)

Art Roberts ... Angry Guy in Town Meeting (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim Sotos 
 
Writing credits
Erwin Goldman (written by)

Produced by
Sandy Charles .... associate producer
Jim Gillespie .... producer
June Perfit .... executive producer
Martin Perfit .... executive producer
Jim Sotos .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tommy Vig 
 
Cinematography by
James L. Carter 
 
Film Editing by
Drake Silliman 
 
Costume Design by
Jill M. Ohanneson 
 
Makeup Department
Debbie Gillespie .... assistant makeup artist
Jim Gillespie .... makeup artist
Susan V. Kalinowski .... hairdresser (as Susan Kalinowski)
 
Production Management
Betsy Pollock .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Lorea .... first assistant director
Mary Ellen Woods .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ed Callahan .... props
Douglas McDonald .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sandy Berman .... sound effects editor
Jerry Clark .... boom operator
Tim Cooney .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bradley S. Christian .... grip (as Brad Christian)
Frank D'Angelo .... assistant camera: second unit
James J. Gilson .... lamp operator (as James Gilson)
Gary Graver .... cinematographer: second unit
Scott Guthrie .... electrician
Harry Hope .... grip
Jono Kouzouyan .... gaffer: second unit (as Jono Kouzavan)
Roger LeClaire .... still photographer
Neil Lundell .... best boy
Dean Peterson .... electrician
Todd Pike .... second assistant camera
Roberto A. Quezada .... gaffer (as Roberto Quezada)
John Savka .... key grip
Jeff Smith .... grip
Gary Thieltges .... first assistant camera
Michael Uva .... grip: second unit
Jack Yanekian .... best boy: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Burton .... assistant costume
 
Editorial Department
Barbara J. Boguski .... assistant editor (as Barbara Boguski)
Debbie Gillespie .... post-production coordinator
Randy Phillips .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Drake Silliman .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Scott Crockett .... driver
Tim Cutt .... transportation captain (as Timothy Cutt)
William Foster .... driver (as Bill Foster)
Craig Johnson .... driver
Daniel Krueger .... driver
Eugene Martinez .... driver
 
Other crew
Kathleen Conklin .... production coordinator
Mark DeFrain .... production assistant
Cathy Rosenstein .... craft service
Patricia Sotirakis .... assistant: Mr. Sotos
Paul Sotirakis .... production assistant
Andrew Spathis .... production assistant (as Andy Spathis)
Patricia A. Stallone .... unit location manager (as Patricia Stallone)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sweet Sixteen" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
Australia:90 min | USA:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Final film of Henry Wilcoxon.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Remote Control (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Melissa's ThemeSee more »

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What are the differences between the Theatrical version and the Director's Cut?
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not even average at best, 17 November 2007
Author: acidburn-10 from United Kingdom

Plot = Melissa is a new girl in town, she's fifteen years old and her birthday is coming up in one week. Since Melissa is beautiful, every boy in town wants to hook up with her, but the few that manage to catch her interest mysteriously die.

To be honest the real reason I wanted to watch this film is because Dana Kimmel of Friday The 13th pt 3 was in it which isn't a proper reason why to rush out and see a movie. When I started watching it I realized that "Sweet Sixteen" isn't a very good slasher, it's really dull and boring and just doesn't go anywhere. After over an hour, only three murders have occurred and the story hasn't really developed in any possible way.

The movie is nicely shot with quite nice photography and good directing but just as with many other slasher flicks from the 80s, the movie suffers from being too dark at times. The acting is actually pretty good though and Melissa's character is easy to sympathize with, even though she's a complete slut.

The story line isn't completely rubbish but it's just way too dull to keep you interested, the only things that kept me interested was Melissa she was stunning and Dana Kimmel whose really sweet and cute in this movie.

All in all pretty dull slasher flick that doesn't go anywhere I'd definitely wouldn't recommend it to Slasher fans.

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