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She's Out of Control (1989)

PG | | Comedy | 14 April 1989 (USA)
When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it's enough to turn make her father become overprotective of her.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Doug Simpson
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Janet Pearson
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Dr. Fishbinder
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Mr. Pearson
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Katie Simpson
Laura Mooney ...
Bonnie Simpson
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Jeff Robbins
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Joey
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Timothy (as Matthew L. Perry)
Lance Wilson-White ...
Richard
Michael Alaimo ...
Baggage Handler
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Doug's Secretary
Diana Barrows ...
Lisa
Jan Bina ...
Harpist
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Kid at Beach
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Storyline

Doug Simpson lives alone with his two daughters Katie and Bonnie. Katie has just turned 15 and when Doug is out of town on a business trip she gets herself a treatment at a beauty parlor. She removes her braces and her thick glasses. Without those, she is a beautiful young woman and the boys line up outside the front door to date her. But Doug won't accept that his *girl* is seeing *men*... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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How can you protect your daughter when boys think about sex 652 times a day! See more »

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14 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Daddy's Little Girl  »

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$12,065,892 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

Goofs

When Richard is in the kitchen talking to Doug, he speculates on what would happen if Katie met a duke or a prince in Europe. He says, "What about that Prince Charles guy?" To which Doug responds, "Prince Charles is married." However, both men's lips form the word "Andrew" instead of Charles. See more »

Quotes

Doug Simpson: [about his daughter] Who was that kid?
Janet Pearson: [confused] Andy, from down the street.
Doug Simpson: [disbelieving] Nah nah. The one in the skirt.
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Venus
Written by Ed Marshall
Performed by Frankie Avalon
Courtesy of Chancellor Records
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Predictable But Fun To Watch
27 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

If there's one thing to say about the 80's it's that their movies was aimed at about the same kind of audiences. And this movie is no exception.

Tony Danza plays Doug Simpson, a widowed father who's been raising his 2 daughters pretty much alone since their mother died. And according to him (which I agree with) he's done a pretty good job of it. He pretty regularly gets help from his girlfriend, Janet, played almost flawlessly by Catherine Hicks. His life seems to be perfect and in control. Then he goes on a routine business trip and comes home to find his eldest daughter, Katie, the hottest ticket in town. Doug is in a state of shock and isn't used to guys calling all hours of the night, and Katie coming and going as she pleases. So he seeks help in a psychologist who specializes in father/daughter relationships. But can the doctor help him before Doug does something that he will regret?

This movie isn't the kind of movie you'd see on an Oscar Ballot but is fun to watch. Tony Danza is perfectly cast as the nervous but loving father, Doug. Ami Dolenz is well cast as Katie. She actually looks like she's having fun playing the character. Of course, who wouldn't enjoy playing a character that everyone thinks is hot and wants to date. Laura Mooney steals every scene she's in as the sarcastic and under-appreciated younger sister Bonnie. Matthew Perry (Friends) has a small part in this movie as one of the guys Katie goes out with.

It's also interesting to try and guess who exactly Katie is going to end up with in the end.

If you're in the mood for a sweet, often funny movie, or a fan of any of the cast, then I highly recommend this movie for you.


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