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The Hard Road (1970)

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A cautionary tale. At 17, Sherman Oaks high schooler Pam Banner has a baby out of wedlock. The baby is adopted, but Pam's too embarrassed to go back to school, so her dad gets her a job as ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Nelson ...
Pamela Banner
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Jimmy Devlin
Catherine Howard ...
Jeannie
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Leo
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Mrs. Banner
Ray Merritt ...
Mr. Banner
William Bonner ...
Chad
Bruce Kimball ...
Prison Guard
John Parker ...
Max
Karen Lind ...
Mrs. Levin
Issa Arnal ...
Receptionist
Jay Fineberg ...
Mr. Kovas
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Muffin (as Mike Stringer)
Jeff Graver ...
Man in Alley
Chuck Hutchinson ...
Drag Queen
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A cautionary tale. At 17, Sherman Oaks high schooler Pam Banner has a baby out of wedlock. The baby is adopted, but Pam's too embarrassed to go back to school, so her dad gets her a job as the receptionist for a talent agent. A rock star takes her to a party, seduces and abandons her; that starts a spiral of partying, free love, and drug use. Pam becomes friends with Jeannie, a hooker who supports Jimmy, a useless druggie. Soon the three of them are living together, and Jimmy seems appealing to Pam. She's missing work more and more often, Jeannie wants out of the life, Jimmy is going through withdrawal, and Pam is in the middle of a maelstrom. Is there any exit for Pam? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Pretty effective drive-in "scare" film
4 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is something of an old-fashioned "scare" B-movie in the tradition of Reefer Madness--designed to warn youth about the consequences of bad decisions. Despite some camp value it's pretty uncomfortable to watch in places. "Pam" (the lovely Connie Nelson) is introduced as your typical all-American teenager who runs around in pigtails, loves playing with her dog, etc. but then gives birth out of wedlock. From there her life quickly spirals downward into drug addiction, prostitution, violence and more. I'll at least give the producers props for honesty in using the tag line "Not A Pretty Picture." There was a slightly shorter, re-cut version of this film (sans some of the "lecture" scenes) called "High School Hooker," released by the obscure "Alexander International Films" as a double bill with "The Stepdaughter" (itself a re-edited "R" version of the original 1972 PG film called "Winter Love"). I wouldn't call it "fun" to watch but like a train wreck or airplane crash, it certainly keeps your eyes glued to the screen.


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