A trashy teen murders her sexually abusive step-father, then helps get her reformed prison pen-pal released on good behavior so that she can re-corrupt him.

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Robert Greenberg ...
Mr. Sheets
Rodney Harvey ...
Tom
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Bill
Dan Eisenstein ...
Chuck
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Rooney
Willow Tipton ...
School Girl
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Howard (as James LeGros)
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Joy
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Sally
Thomas E. Weyer ...
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Tom Smith-Alden ...
Parole Officer #1
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Gerald Lynn Walker ...
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Anita is a high-school girl who frequently allows random boys and men to have sex with her, and is frequently raped by her absentee mother's boyfriend. As part of a school assignment Anita takes up correspondence with a lonely young prison inmate, whose letters stir up dormant desires for violence and guns. After buying herself a firearm, Anita convinces her mother's boyfriend to teach her how to use it, and, after he rapes her again, shoots him to death and hides the body. She then sets about getting her new "boyfriend" out of jail and to her, where she slowly drags him with her on her downward spiral of sex, violence, and murder for the sake of murder. Written by JoJo

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Love made them crazy. Guns made them outlaws.


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Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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9 September 1993 (Australia)  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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$114,516 (USA)
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Film debut of Jeremy Davies. See more »


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talking trash
30 October 2005 | by (Cincinnati) – See all my reviews

Drew is the focus of this feature; for how old she was during the making of this film [15? 16?] she doesn't really disappoint. Her pouty beauty is on ample display in this film. That said, in a couple more years, I think she would have fit more into this role. I wasn't surprised that it was a Matthew Bright script; this has much in common with his later directorial/scripted work "Freeway" in terms of character development. (I feel Bright is an outstanding B-film auteur). Tamra Davis blew some important scenes that could have went another way, but she made up with this with some pretty inspired casting for some of the supporting roles. Ironside, Drago... and I don't remember the sleazy guy who played Drew's mother's boyfriend... but they were all in high style and rare form. You can't beat these guys when they're hitting their cues. LeGros certainly didn't embarrass himself and carved another good portrayal (this guy is a great actor!). For a film that seems to be now so cheap that it's practically in the public domain ($1 DVDs at WalMart and such...) .. I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more recognition, and I'd be sad if it was written off as badly by the producers as I assume it has been to be in such disarray marketing-wise.


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