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An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father.

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Lydia Callahan
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Sam Callahan
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Laurabel Pierce
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Delores
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Hank Elkrunner
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La Nell
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Petey Pierce
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Buddy Pierce
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It's 1963. Poor little rich girl Lydia and her 14-year-old love-child Sam are banished from North Carolina while her powerful father runs for governor. They end up in Wyoming where she parties and Sam finds he's one of only two Grosvant High School students who read. Maurey is the other, a pre-pubescent girl wanting to discover what sex is about. She and Sam set out to learn with help from Lydia, who tells them it stops when Maurey has her first period. Trouble is, pregnancy comes first. In this small town, what can Maurey do, and will Sam have any say? Meantime, Hank Elkrunner, a Blackfoot, falls for the feckless Lydia, while her dictatorial dad keeps tabs on them all from afar. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexual situations, some involving young teens, and for language | See all certifications »

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Gerald Lenton-Young (Coach Howard Stebbens) was the drama teacher at the high school used in the film. See more »

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Maury says that if Sam has to go to military school, in 4 years he will be 18 and can do whatever he wants. But the age of legal majority was 21 in 1963, and wasn't lowered to 18 until 1971. See more »

Quotes

Lydia Callahan: The timed mastery of a horse is nothing more than competitive sex, proof that man can subjugate anythin' wild and beautiful once he gets it between his legs.
Delores: What gets me is they want a belt buckle for lastin' eight seconds.
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References Town Without Pity (1961) See more »

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She's So Fine
Written and Performed by Big Boy Myles
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i liked it
28 January 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I was watching this movie with my roommate on one of those i-have-nothing-better-to-do-evenings. I was really surprised to find out i actually liked this film. Other people have commented on this movie by saying it was to far fetched. But to be honest i don't get that. I know that this film is somewhat surreal, but reality isn't that far behind. I mean teen do get pregnant and when they lack good sex education (so to speak) they do experiment and pregnancy is the logical result. The film is sort of happy go lucky but it didn't bother me. I really liked the fact that it talked openly about pregnancy's among young people. I also thought it was rather sarcastic. Especially the last comment "welcome to the modern American family". I don't think that was serious but really sarcastic. I think it's save to say this movie was really cool. I recommend it to anyone who has an open view on such matters.


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