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Hard Choices (1985)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 16 May 1986 (USA)
A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is... See full summary »

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Margaret Klenck ...
Laura Stephens
Gary McCleery ...
Bobby Lipscomb
John Seitz ...
Sheriff Mavis Johnson
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Don
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Deputy Anderson
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Ben
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Josh
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Terry Norfolk
John P. Connolly ...
Preach
Willey Reynolds ...
Horton (as Wiley Reynolds III)
Ruth Miller ...
Mrs. Lipscomb
Richard Allen ...
Judge I
Geraldine Bartlett ...
Nan
Judson Camp ...
Jimmy
Charles Chalmers ...
Larry Farrell
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A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female social worker assigned to the boy's case not only believes him, but begins to fall in love with him, and determines to either help him prove his innocence or escape. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The girlie magazine that Bobby is given in prison is the June 1983 copy of Swank. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1986 (1987) See more »

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Full of surprises .......
8 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Hard Choices" is a movie that is difficult to figure out, because it is anything but predictable. Characters that you already have stereotyped, suddenly shift gears with revelations you couldn't anticipate. Ultimately this is a movie about friendship, and unconditional giving. It is also well acted, with nice locations, and is full of surprises. If originality is high on your list of a movie's enjoyable criteria, then seek this one out. Watch for J.T. Walsh as a deputy, and John Sayles also makes an appearance. For such an unknown film, "Hard Choices" is one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend, and I'm doing just that. ..... - MERK


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