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Sooner or Later (1979)

Thirteen-year-old Jessie is in love with Michael, a 17-year-old guitar instructor and aspiring musician. When she finally captures his interest, she lies and tells him she's 16. But what ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Hart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Miller ... Jessie Walters
Rex Smith ... Michael Skye
Barbara Feldon ... Lois Walters
Judd Hirsch ... Bob Walters
Lilia Skala ... Grandma Esther
Morey Amsterdam ... Eddie Nova - Guitar Teacher
Vivian Blaine ... Make-up artist
Lynn Redgrave ... The Teacher
Mary-Beth Manning ... Caroline
Maia Danziger ... Karen
Edward Green Edward Green ... Dr. Donnie
Paul Mones ... Arnie
Grace Davies ... Connie
Tara King Tara King ... Agnes
Cheryl D. Francis Cheryl D. Francis ... Debbie
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Thirteen-year-old Jessie is in love with Michael, a 17-year-old guitar instructor and aspiring musician. When she finally captures his interest, she lies and tells him she's 16. But what will Michael do when he discovers the truth? Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Goofs

When Jessie starts playing Simply Jessie, the chords she plays on the guitar are different than the ones Michael taught her. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Walters: Oh Michael!
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Connections

Features Mandingo (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

You Take My Breath Away
Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Bruce Hart
Performed by Rex Smith
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I must be crazy to love this movie....
28 March 2005 | by UtoepeeaSee all my reviews

I think there are so many reasons why I love this movie. I think the biggest attraction for me, age. It has that kind of after school special meets feature film look to it. Even though it is sooo cheesy and pop culture like, there is something real about it. The acting is soo down the the core real. I something I really miss with todays "teen" films. The way in which Jessie acts is soo the 13 yr old being the 17 yr old.

I remember watching this movie when I was 13, and now that I am older, for some reason I just HAD to have this movie on DVD. I am not sure what in gods name made me think I needed to have this movie in my collection, but after watching it again for the 15th million time, I REMEMBER. It is cute and cheesy and has a really good message. I am sure there are guys who can relate but the trilogy of books and the movie just go hand and hand with us girls when we were teens! I just some how got it and understood exactly what Jessie was going through, and I saw it 10 years after it came out! There is no way to really explain this movie, other than, if you can hang with the kind of raw quality and can get passed the 70s look, okay and maybe the music, deep down it is a really great movie to watch on a Sunday afternoon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sooner or Later See more »

Filming Locations:

Yonkers, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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