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Born Into Exile (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 March 1997 (USA)
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This is the tale of two young lovers who flee from the miseries of their homelife to make it on there own. Nineteen year old Chris, rejected by his family, hopes to go to college and into ... See full summary »

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Holly Nolan
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Donna Nolan
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Ted Nolan
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Derek
Todd Everett
Winston J. Rocha ...
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Wiley
Heather Gottlieb ...
Rosie
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Walter, Owner of Eatery
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Hooker
Michael Wyle ...
Tuna
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This is the tale of two young lovers who flee from the miseries of their homelife to make it on there own. Nineteen year old Chris, rejected by his family, hopes to go to college and into forestry once he's out of the Army Reserves. Holly, who is fourteen, lives with her divorced, overprotective mother and her brother. She runs with an older crowd and soon attaches herself to Chris. Holly's mother is dead set against Chris because of his age, and she and Holly are at odd's over him. When she forbids them to see one another, and boots Chris out of her yard, Holly convinces a doubtful Chris to run off to the promises of California. The Trip West, with the couple penniless, avoiding the law, a lecherous trucker and other routine incidents, shows them that life will not be easy. Once in southern California there are no answers except for a fortuitous offer from the Hollywood Outreach Program, which they pass up. Bad luck hits hard, but Chris can't go home because the army has declared him... Written by Rachelle Stewart

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All they want is the one thing that's forbidden -- to be together.

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A film that I can't stop thinking about... even many years later!
28 August 2001 | by (Victoria, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was one of the most memorable films I've ever seen. It was such a dramatic, real-life story told about two lost youths. They were trying to find their place in life, but ran into difficulties along the way that made them the best of friends. I saw this film years ago and I still can't get it out of my head, and neither would you!


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