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My Little Girl (1986)

R | | Drama | 22 May 1987 (USA)
A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.

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Connie Kaiserman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Earl Jones ... Ike Bailey
Geraldine Page ... Molly
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Franny Bettinger
Anne Meara ... Mrs. Shopper
Pamela Payton-Wright Pamela Payton-Wright ... Delly Bettinger (as Pamela Payton Wright)
Peter Michael Goetz ... Norman Bettinger
Peter Gallagher ... Kai
George Newbern ... Woody
Erika Alexander ... Joan
Traci Lind ... Alice (as Traci Lin)
Jordan Charney ... Dr. Gruner
Fred Ephraim Fred Ephraim ... Duane Mulvey
Nancy Cooperstein Nancy Cooperstein ... Nathalie
Jennifer Lopez ... Myra
Dolly Wheaton Dolly Wheaton ... Miss Bryant
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A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.

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She wanted in, they wanted out.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Streetgirls See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Jennifer Lopez's first movie. See more »

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My Little Girl
15 July 2009 | by edwardp-burnsSee all my reviews

This movie had a positive effect on me. First professionally, my career choice is social work. Second, the willingness to follow one own's path. The Masterson character received quite an education. The story was one part, the clashing of cultures. The world of troubled youths is a very different world then the world of the affluent. I give the Masterson character credit for realizing the limits of affluence and attempts to step out of this world. I also give credit to the Grandmother who seemed to realize and support the Masterson character's attempts to grow. The social workers in this movie were very realistic. This is a tough age to be if one is socially conscious, no matter the circumstances.


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