There are several homages to the original 1956 film this move is based upon. At a movie theater there is a poster for the original movie. After the girls leave town they stop at a gas station. The company name over the gas pump is "American International" Petroleum. This name and the company's logo is identical to the company that released the original film. See more »
This television movie has it's moments about life in the 1950s in Alta Vista, California where three teenage girls run away but fake their kidnapping in order to do so. Their parents are clearly worried initially until they bring in a private investigator to handle the case. The cast included Dee Wallace and her husband Christopher Stone as parents of one teen. Roger and Julie Corman plays parents of the other. The girls include a young Julie Bowen who would go on to Modern Family; Paul Rudd in an early role; Jenny Lewis; and Holly Fields as the other teenage girls. They run in to trouble and familiar faces like Cathy Moriarty, John Astin, Courtney Gains, Leo Rossi, and others on their way to San Diego to meet up with Mary's boyfriend who has joined the service rather than deal with her pregnancy. In the end, it's a happy ending for a lot of them. Still, they should suffer the consequences for their actions of running away, staging a kidnapping, and stealing cars.
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