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Shattered Innocence (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 9 March 1988
A HS grad leaves behind her modest life and finds work in the Sex industry. It ends in disaster.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonna Lee ...
Pauleen Anderson
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Sharon Anderson
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Mel Erman
Kris Kamm ...
Cory Parker
Ben Frank ...
Lou Gates
Dennis Howard ...
Del Anderson
Stephen Schnetzer ...
Danny Calloway
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Brad Pullman
Nadine Van der Velde ...
Nora (as Nadine Van Der Velde)
Randy Hamilton ...
Vince
Peppi Sanders ...
Vicki
Melissa Michaelsen ...
Patricia
Neil Billingsley ...
Don
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Chrissie
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Roy
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A HS grad leaves behind her modest life and finds work in the Sex industry. It ends in disaster.

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She's a good girl with a bad habit.

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9 March 1988 (USA)  »

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The real "Pauline" (a.k.a. Shauna Grant) was born Colleen Marie Applegate on May 20, 1963. She was born in California but moved with her family to Minnesota in 1973. She moved back to California in 1982 and fell into the adult movie industry. She retired from adult films in 1983. Her parents offered to pay her tuition to college if she moved back home to Minnesota but she declined thinking she would no longer feel comfortable there. Sadly, she took her life on March 23, 1984. She was 20-years old. See more »

Quotes

Sharon: [Knocks on Pauline's bedroom door] It's me.
Pauleen Anderson: Uh, just a sec.
[Puts on her socks]
Pauleen Anderson: I'm decent.
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Featured in Frontline: Death of a Porn Queen (1987) See more »

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Baby, I Love Your Way
by Peter Frampton
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A Classy Movie About Porn
17 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I keep coming back to this film, some 17 years after I first saw it, for the script, the cast, the acting and even the background music. This Lorimar TV flick must have been ahead of its time in 1988, as the story of 17-year-old Pauleen Anderson, who, wanting to grow up faster than she knows how, leaves home and becomes in turn a centerfold, a porn star, a cocaine abuser and finally a suicide when things go wrong. I think the producers and writers try to take aim at the pornography industry for the sleazy business it is, but this girl's impatience with life and desire to "have it all" the fast and easy way seem just as much to blame for what happened to her. Jonna Lee is convincing in every way as a natural beauty who is not mature enough to handle what she's gotten herself into. Melinda Dillon is memorable as the disapproving mother who understands neither her daughter's restlessness nor how the high-paying porno business would prove as addictive as cocaine to a young girl with nothing to sell but her looks. John Pleshette is also good as the older man who's finally found the centerfold girlfriend he's wanted all his life, only to lose her to his own tragic flaw - being a cocaine dealer headed for prison. No matter how many times I see this film I'm moved by the way it unfolds relentlessly toward its inevitable tragic end. Even the touching opening and closing theme music strikes home. Knowing that this fictionalized account mirrors the life and death of real-life porn star Colleen Applegate only makes it more compelling.


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