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My Little Girl (1986)

R | | Drama | 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:

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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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Pretty realistic
9 June 2009 | by max843See all my reviews

I watched this because it has the first on-screen performances by Erika Alexander and Jennifer Lopez, both born in 1969. To me the feel of the movie was much more like the 1950s, or at the most the mid-1960s. I was surprised to see the release date as 1986.

Even James Earl Jones and Ann Meara (Jerry Stiller's wife) look younger to me than they did in the 1980s.

I taught in a large east coast city from 1962 on and that's exactly what a number of these girls' homes were like. Today would be much rougher. Good cast. All the young actors did a great job.

These days the homes would be begging for volunteers like Mary Stuart Masterson!


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