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Hard Choices (1985)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  16 May 1986 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Richard Allen ...
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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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a refreshing lack of Hollywood hyperbole
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This independently produced, shoestring budget drama spins a taut but plausible tale of an Appalachian teenager imprisoned for his largely innocent role in an ill-fated robbery, and the young social worker who takes the law into her own hands by breaking him out of jail. The scenario may sound trite, but thanks in large part to a first-rate script and excellent acting there isn't a cliché in sight. The film places believable characters into an honest background of rural poverty, providing more dramatic intensity with a fraction of the resources than any megabuck Hollywood blockbuster. The only shortcoming (and this is strictly a subjective reaction, to be sure) is the redneck rock 'n' roll soundtrack; it may be appropriate, but the music is godawful.


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