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She's Out of Control (1989)

PG | | Comedy | 14 April 1989 (USA)
When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it's enough to make her father become overprotective of her.

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Stan Dragoti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Danza ... Doug Simpson
Catherine Hicks ... Janet Pearson
Wallace Shawn ... Dr. Fishbinder
Dick O'Neill ... Mr. Pearson
Ami Dolenz ... Katie Simpson
Laura Mooney Laura Mooney ... Bonnie Simpson
Derek McGrath ... Jeff Robbins
Dana Ashbrook ... Joey
Matthew Perry ... Timothy (as Matthew L. Perry)
Lance Wilson-White ... Richard
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo ... Baggage Handler
Marcie Barkin ... Doug's Secretary
Diana Barrows Diana Barrows ... Lisa
Jan Bina Jan Bina ... Harpist
Michael Bower ... Kid at Beach
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Storyline

Doug Simpson lives alone with his two daughters Katie and Bonnie. Katie has just turned 15 and when Doug is out of town on a business trip she gets herself a treatment at a beauty parlor. She removes her braces and her thick glasses. Without those, she is a beautiful young woman and the boys line up outside the front door to date her. But Doug won't accept that his *girl* is seeing *men*... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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How can you protect your daughter when boys think about sex 652 times a day! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Little Girl See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,065,892
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film critic Gene Siskel hated this movie so much that he stated on "Siskel & Ebert" that it almost made him quit his job. Yet he stated that later the same day he saw a better teen comedy Say Anything... (1989) and it encouraged him not to quit. See more »

Goofs

When Richard is in the kitchen talking to Doug, he speculates on what would happen if Katie met a duke or a prince in Europe. He says, "What about that Prince Charles guy?" To which Doug responds, "Prince Charles is married." However, both men's lips form the word "Andrew" instead of Charles. See more »

Quotes

Timothy: You teasing little bitch!
Katie Simpson: Thank you Timothy, that was beautiful and special.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1989 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Yeah
Written by Boris Blank & Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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an overlooked flick of the eighties!
20 October 2003 | by delft_blueSee all my reviews

SOOOOOOO cheesy! This is the old cliche about the ugly girl with braces and glasses getting a makeover and suddenly ALL the boys want her. Basically, Dad, who to me is just Tony from Who's the Boss, takes the backseat in her life and this new "hottie" with no personality gets tons of invites on dates, etc, etc. To me, this movie is priceless because it has a high school prom scene, which, when done is the 80s, was just too cool. NO ONE DANCES LIKE THAT! Heehee. I saw this when I was 9 and remember thinking how cool all the clothes looked. I didn't like the stepmom, because she was just too crazy. Basically, the only good thing about this movie is it's a priceless bit o' eighties history and nostalgic. No one can make a movie this simple nowadays without getting laughed out of the director's office. Ah, those were the days....


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