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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  19 January 1998 (USA)
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Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

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Evie Spangler
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Tina Spangler
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Cal Spangler
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Laurie Walsh
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Jane Walsh
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Rachel Spangler
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Adam Spangler (as Zach Sherman)
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Ray Hood
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Grandma Spangler
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Karen Gotarus
Tyler Gannon ...
Melody
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Dr. Ross
Joe Ivy ...
Dr. Warsaw
Rebecca Nachison ...
Mrs. Knapp
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Mrs. Crawley
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Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn her world apart, her pregnancy could re-unite her shattered family and help her find her true purpose in life. Written by Anonymous

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A child's secret. A mother's love. A family's rebirth. See more »

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Mike visible in the daycare scene shortly after Rachel Spangler decides to move in with her dad. See more »

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Melody: His name's Andrew which means strong but he looks kinda weak doesn't he.
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Referenced in Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don't Look the Same Either. (2012) See more »

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A great film
11 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film whilst on holiday in Tenerife last year. I had to stay in and look after my then 18 month old daughter whilst my partner went down the pub with his friend. The film really hit reality for me. I was 17 when i fell pregnant and 18 when i gave birth to my daughter so a little older than Tina Spangler in the film but i could relate to all the emotions, hopes, the gutted feelings, the ups and downs that Kirsten Dunst played so well. When her friends turned against her, it was exactly what happened to me. But i soon found out into motherhood that you grow up quickly, you make new friends and have new prospects but best off all you have somebody to lavish all your love and attention on. I do not regret having my daughter and although i think this film would be fantastic to show to younger people to show them how hard pregnancy and parenthood can be, i don't think it would put teenagers and young mums off becoming a parent full stop. It was good to know that other people can understand and relate to teenage pregnancy and to make a film out of it was perfect.


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