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Too Young to Die? (1990)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  26 February 1990 (USA)
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An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Tucker ...
Buddy Thornton
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Amanda Sue Bradley
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Billy Canton
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D.A. Mark Calhoun
Emily Longstreth ...
Jean Glessner
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Wanda Bradley Sledge
Yvette Heyden ...
Annie Meacham
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Judge Harper
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Mike Medwicki
Dean Abston ...
Harvey Sledge
J. Stephen Brady ...
Brian
Mark Davenport ...
Mickey
Lew Hopson ...
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Annabelle Weenick ...
Birdie Jewel
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An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

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They were young, in love and wanted for murder.

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26 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Too Young to Die  »

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The movie is set in Oklahoma. Several references are made to execution in the gas chamber. Oklahoma has never used the gas chamber for executions. Electrocution was used from statehood (the first in 1915) until 1966, using an electric chair, "Old Sparky". Since 1977, the prescribed method is lethal injection. See more »

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Buddy Thornton: Look, I don't want to dismiss what happened on that night in the oil fields in Horne, Oklahoma. That was tragic. But the tragedy is yours and mine as well. You see, Amanda is a child of our times. And the prosecutor was right when he said there were many child like her raoming our streets. But is she is guilty of this crime, then society is guilty as well.
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PERFECT WORLD
Written by Alex Call
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News (as Huey Lewis and The News)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records and Lew-Bob Songs
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a real beaming ray of sunshine
19 September 2004 | by (michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV when it was originally released (i was 11 i think) and I never saw it again, but I fairly certain that it scarred me for life. Some of the visuals were so... disturbing. I think one sign of a well-done movie is when it's viewers can recall the images over a decade later when they are busy doing something else. I'm not sure what it was about it that stuck with me so, the hopelessness or futility? This movie really showcases Juliette Lewis's impressive acting ability, it was the first time I had ever seen her, the next time I saw her was "Natural Born Killers." I was surprised to learn that This movie was based on a true story, that's even more disturbing. I was also surprised to see that Brad Pitt was in it, I guess it's back when he was a bit less famous :). To make a long opinion about a made-for-TV movie short, not everything has a happy silver lining, and sometimes you have to be smacked in the face by cold harsh reality to appreciate the good things.


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