A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one care worker sees her potential to rise above her tragic circumstances.
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Did You Know?
Aired during what was soon to be called the Family Viewing Hour, the world exploded when the rape scene was shown. Gay and lesbian rights organizations objected to the implied causal connection between homosexuality and rape. The National Organization for Women and the New York Rape Coalition piled on. And from the other end of the political spectrum, family-friendly organizations objected to just about everything about the film. The phone lines lit up, forcing the National Association of Broadcasters to try to stave off government involvement by crafting a more specific policy regarding family viewing and what became the Family Viewing Hour. To no avail because lawsuits started to pile up, and copycat crimes had kids raping peers with various instruments. Eventually, a legal challenge made its way to the California Supreme Court, where the film was found not to be obscene and NBC was held blameless for the inspired-by rapes. See more
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Congratulations. The baby is dead.
The rape was by plunger-handle and was cut from the repeat broadcasts by the network; however, all US video prints include the rape scene in it's entirety. See more