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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)
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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:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Patrick Macnee replaced Leslie Nielsen, who was forced to withdraw from the film because of scheduling problem.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Remote Control (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Melissa's ThemeSee more »

FAQ

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Dying to meet a girl can be hazardous!, 1 September 2012
Author: Brian T. Whitlock (GOWBTW) from WILMINGTON, NC

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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