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She's Out of Control -- Light-hearted spoof about the dynamics of a father's relationship with his teenage daughter when she discovers boys.


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Writers (WGA):
Seth Winston (written by) &
Michael J. Nathanson (written by)
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Release Date:
14 April 1989 (USA) See more »
How can you protect your daughter when boys think about sex 652 times a day! See more »
When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it's enough to turn make her father become overprotective of her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tony Danza ... Doug Simpson

Catherine Hicks ... Janet Pearson

Wallace Shawn ... Dr. Fishbinder

Dick O'Neill ... Mr. Pearson

Ami Dolenz ... Katie Simpson
Laura Mooney ... Bonnie Simpson

Derek McGrath ... Jeff Robbins

Dana Ashbrook ... Joey

Matthew Perry ... Timothy (as Matthew L. Perry)
Lance Wilson-White ... Richard
Michael Alaimo ... Baggage Handler

Marcie Barkin ... Doug's Secretary
Diana Barrows ... Lisa
Jan Bina ... Harpist

Michael Bower ... Kid at Beach
Mitch Braiman ... Joey's Friend

Todd Bridges ... Water Man
Robert Casper ... Maitre'd
Les Collins ... Volleyball Player

Dustin Diamond ... Kid on the Beach
Robert C. Eberz ... Prom Kid
Marc Gilpin ... Parking Attendant
John Hendrickson ... Beach Boy
Kenneth Hoyt ... Disheveled Kid

Susan Isaacs ... Receptionist
Brad Kesten ... Andy
Mina Kolb ... Mrs. Pearson
Rusdi Lane ... Doctor
Peter Linari ... Security Guard
Aaron Mason ... Prom Kid
Tony Max ... Patient
Jeff Maynard ... Boyfriend
Bess Meyer ... Cheryl
Scott Morris ... Corvette Kid

Oliver Muirhead ... Nigel

Max Murphy ... Prom Kid (as Michael Murphy)
Kate Murtagh ... Chaperone

Matt McKenzie ... Airport Security Officer
Kevin O'Keefe ... Beach Boy
Ron Pace ... Security Officer
Ria Pavia ... Robin

Robbie Rist ... Corvette Kid's Friend
Philip Arthur Ross ... Date #1
Steven Robert Ross ... Date #2

Gary Schwartz ... Optometrist
Michael Shepard ... Dr. Feldman
Garret Smith ... Executive #1
Scooter Stevens ... Bonnie's Date

Laura Summer ... Receptionist
Brad Tanner ... Boyfriend #2

Dylan Tucker ... Tommy
Joshua Waggoner ... 12 Yr. Old Kid
Eric Walker ... Volleyball Player

Kevin West ... Executive #2
Terry Wills ... Flight Captain
Thomas R. Zak ... Lifeguard

Jim Ladd ... KHEY-FM 97.5 (voice)
Aurorah Allain ... Dancer

Lindsley Allen ... Dancer
Kerry Wall ... Dancer (as Kerry Brennan)
Suzy Cote ... Dancer
Megan Gallivan ... Dancer

Todd Jenkins ... Dancer

Morgan Lawley ... Dancer

Jimmy Locust ... Dancer
Jim Raposa ... Dancer
Gavin Ryan ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Douglas Busby ... Extra (unconfirmed)

Dominick Brascia ... Blind Date (uncredited)

Tracii Show ... French Trip Liaison (uncredited)
Reynaldo Silva ... Prom Kid (uncredited)

Directed by
Stan Dragoti 
Writing credits
Seth Winston (written by) &
Michael J. Nathanson (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Deutsch .... producer
Robert Kaufman .... executive producer
Michael J. Nathanson .... co-producer
John G. Wilson .... co-producer
William W. Wilson .... associate producer (as Bill Wilson)
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
Cinematography by
Donald Peterman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dov Hoenig 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson  (as Amanda Mackey)
Production Design by
David L. Snyder 
Art Direction by
Joe Wood 
Set Decoration by
Bruce A. Gibeson  (as Bruce Gibeson)
Costume Design by
Marie France 
Makeup Department
Joanna Balkin .... body makeup
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist
Stephen Robinette .... hair stylist (as Stephen F. Robinette)
Linda Trainoff .... hair stylist
Production Management
John G. Wilson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Kelley .... second assistant director (as David C. Kelly)
James Lansbury .... additional second assistant director
Thomas J. Mack .... first assistant director (as Tom Mack)
Rey Vincenty .... additional second assistant director
William W. Wilson .... second unit director (as Bill Wilson)
Art Department
Carl Aldana .... illustrator
Gregg H. Bilson .... assistant property master (as Greg Bilson)
Giovanni Casalenuovo .... construction paint foreman
Robert Dottini .... leadman (as Robert I. Dotini)
Oscar Flores .... assistant property master (as Oscar M. Flores)
Horst Grandt .... property master
Mark Lapotsky .... greensman
Daniel Maltese .... set designer
John Warnke .... set designer (as John O. Warnke)
Danny Wynands .... construction coordinator (as Dan Wynands)
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stu Bernstein .... sound editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recordist (as Chris Carpenter)
Ronald G. Cogswell .... production sound mixer (as Ronald Cogswell)
David B. Cohn .... supervising adr editor
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley artist (as Craig Jaeger)
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Mark Ormandy .... assistant sound editor
Pam Raklewicz .... cable person (as Pamela Raklewicz)
Barry Rubinow .... sound editor
Gina M. Rutledge .... foley artist (as Gina Rutledge)
Robert R. Rutledge .... supervising sound editor
Kenneth Schwarz .... boom operator (as Ken Schwarz)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recordist (as Paul Sharpe)
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor
Edward F. Suski .... sound re-recordist (as Ed Suski)
Michael Warner .... assistant sound editor
Robert Waxman .... sound editor
Thomas Whiting .... adr editor (as Tom Whiting)
Special Effects by
Clay Pinney .... special effects coordinator
Tom Ryba .... special effects (as Thomas P. Ryba)
Steve Blalock .... stunts
Brad Bovee .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts (as Eric Cord)
Lori Crowder .... stunts (as Lori Ann Estep)
Wally Crowder .... stunt coordinator
Wally Crowder .... stunts
Jim Dingeman .... stunts
Scott Dockstader .... stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunts (as David Ellis)
Andy Gill .... stunts
Matt Johnson .... stunts (as Matt D. Johnson)
Robert Keller .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts (as Gene Le Bell)
Melinda Mays .... stunts
Matt McColm .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts (as John C. Meier)
Frank Pesce .... stunts
Roger Richman .... stunts (as Roger M. Richman)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Abbott .... best boy
Mark Abbott .... lighting technician
Richmond G. Cogswell .... video assist operator
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
Richard Dow .... dolly grip
Bill Greenberg .... electrician
William E. Mareneck .... rigging gaffer (as William Mareneck)
Michael Meinardus .... Steadicam operator
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera
Gary Palmer .... chief lighting technician
Brad Peterman .... film loader
Jay Peterman .... second assistant camera (as Jay A. Peterman)
Keith Peterman .... camera operator
Susan Shacter .... photographer: Wallace Shawn
Waverly Smothers .... grip best boy
Mark Soucie .... best boy
Mark Soucie .... lighting technician
Calvin Sterry .... key grip
John Armstrong .... generator operator (uncredited)
Bill Sheehan .... Steadicam assistant (uncredited)
Richard Walden .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Ron Wisnesky .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Casting Department
Gabrielle Franchot .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colby P. Bart .... costumer: women (as Colby Bart)
Maurizio Bizzarri .... costumer: Mr. Danza (as Maurizio Bizzarre)
Brian Callahan .... costumer: men
Jo Forman .... costumer: women (as Jo Foreman)
Dan Moore .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Douglas Brumer .... second assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Christopher Rouse .... first assistant editor
Arthur Tostado .... color timer (as Art Tostado)
Music Department
David Bifano .... music programmer
Jonathan Bogner .... music clearance (as Jonathan Scott Bogner)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
James B. Campbell .... orchestrator (as James Campbell)
Kenneth Karman .... music editor
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor: MCA Records
Michael Ochs .... period source music researcher
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Timothy R. Sexton .... music supervisor (as Tim Sexton)
Jacqueline Tager .... assistant music editor
Transportation Department
Daniel Quick .... transportation coordinator
Charles Renfroe .... transportation captain
John Armstrong .... car carrier driver (uncredited)
William Hogue .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Paula Abdul .... choreographer: dance sequences
Christopher Carson .... production assistant
Tamara Chesterman-Holmes .... assistant: Mr. Danza
Patricia L. DeShields .... production accountant (as Patsy De Shields)
Dan Dewey .... production assistant (as H. Dan Dewey)
Dianne Ketchum Friedgen .... assistant location manager (as Dianne Ketchum)
Karlene Gallegly .... location manager
Damian Ganczewski .... assistant production coordinator
Steven Ginsberg .... unit publicist
Susann McMahon .... assistant: Tim Sexton
Cindy Montoya-Picker .... assistant choreographer (as Cindy Montoya)
Yolanda Oseguera .... assistant: Mr. Dragoti
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor (as Bud Otto)
Ramon Pahoyo .... craft service (as Ramone Pahoyo)
Lorraine Stewart .... studio teacher (as Lorraine E. Hendricks)
Laurie Stuebe .... assistant production accountant
Jack Teetor .... production assistant
Mary Temkin .... assistant: Mr. Wilson
Anna Zappia .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Ami Dolenz, who plays 15 year-old Katie in this movie, was actually 20 at the time.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Doug Simpson:Now, what have we learned today?
Katie Simpson:[sighing thankfully] I learned to never, never ask my dad a question he doesn't have the guts to answer.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as We Are Not Angels 2 (2005)See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Danza's cheesy daddy dilemma. (spoilers), 4 March 2006
Author: Pepper Anne from Orlando, Florida

"She's Out of Control" was actually one of two light comedies released in 1989 regarding overprotective, single fathers and their fifteen year old daughters who have just started dating. The other was "Dream Date," a made-for-TV comedy with Clifton Davis and The Cosby Show's Tempestt Bledsoe. Considering some of the minor characters in "Dream Date" (including Pauley Shore as a brain-dead high school student who was convinced that the father is the devil) and it being predicated upon more slapstick humor than we saw in "She's Out of Control," it is a bit funnier in comparison, although probably geared for the more "wholesome" family film choice. But in the end, there is still something lacking (and probably at my age, I would no longer find it all that funny) in a tale of an obsessive, overbearing father trying to prevent his teenagedaughter from participating in the dating game.

Be prepared for extra doses of Tony Danza, if you can. Here, he plays Southern California radio-show manager and single dad Doug Simpson, who's eldest daughter, Katie (Ami Dolenz)has just dropped her dorky vices (braces, magnified glasses) and gotten a make over. Now it seems, every boy in town is calling her or showing up at her doorstep to court her. And while this comes as a shock to her father at first, despite the insistence of his girlfriend, Janet (Catherine Hicks) that this is all normal for the girl and in fact, good for her, he is still unconvinced and becomes not only paranoid, but soon enters therapy.

Doug's therapist, Doctor Fishbinder (Wallace Shawn), decides that his book would serve as a handy guide, which encourages Doug only to intervene into his daughter's dating choices even further. On the one hand this is funny (such as the scenes with him walking in on a party and then befriending her "misunderstood" boyfriend, which winds up costing him his Jaguar), but on the other, the repetition may start to weigh on the viewer as the story becomes insurmountably ridiculous (I'm not sure where Danza was going with the explanation about being involved in the lunch counter sit-ins when he is under the impression that Leroy might have come to pick up his daughter for a date).

I would have to agree that this movie suffers from being too dated. That the appeal to audiences around the time of this film's release was probably the fashion, the music, even the actors themselves (Ami Dolenz for younger audiences and probably, Tony Danza, before he because more of a pop culture joke), things which are probably very cheesy by today's standards. Yet, I'm sure it is still a favorite among 80s nostalgics (although, I'll pass on this one). In any event, I think this kind of story much better done with Dream Date. Because it was a made-for-TV movie, it had to be sweet and concise.

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