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Sergeant Lee Teffler
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Kyle Bradley
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Merci Cooper
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Roman Delphino
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Pizza Girl
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Kelso
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Carlo
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Tommy Sweeney
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Sparks Morris
William Marquez ...
Captain Woods
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Hershiser
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Paul (as Jophery Brown)
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Johnny
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17 year old Kyle comes to the big city in search of her half-sister Merci. Merci is on the run after being used to set up a murder. The police and the killers both want her. Kyle ends up on the streets until renegade cop Sgt. Teffler takes her in. Now he must protect her while trying to stop a white slavery ring from abducting more young girls. Written by Max Behara <beharam@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca>

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A cop on the edge. A girl on the run.

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Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Surprisingly Good Acting For A "Straight To Video" Type Movie
28 March 2011 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Police, like doctors, are not supposed to let their personal feelings get involved with the people they serve. But sometimes there are human feelings so strong that they get in the way of professional rules and regulations. "Jailbait" revolves around the conflict that Detective Lee Teffler (C. Thomas Howell) experiences as he becomes the Knight In Shining Armor to a Midwestern girl (Renee Humphrey) who comes to Hollywood looking for her sister (Krista Errickson)--an aspiring singer who has become a hooker as well as a suspect in a murder case that Detective Teffler is investigating.

Another suspect in the murder case is Teffler's boyhood friend (David Labiosa) --they used to raise hell on the streets together-- who has taken a different path from the one chosen by Teffler. Rather than becoming a policeman like Teffler, his boyhood friend has become a cold, creepy, ruthless and sadistic criminal who specializes in white slavery.

The performances in "Jailbait" are surprisingly good for a "straight to video" type movie. Although not necessarily achieving Super Stardom, this is a group of actors worth watching for their talent, and for the heart that they put into their performances.

TRIVIA FANS may be interested to know that: 1) Krista Errickson went on to a distinguished career as a journalist and film maker.

2) Leslie Harter went on to get married to (and have 2 children with) "Back To The Future" director Bob Zemeckis.


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