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Too Young to Die? (1990)

An abused 15-year-old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty.

Director:

Robert Markowitz

Writers:

David Hill (story), David Hill (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Tucker ... Buddy Thornton
Juliette Lewis ... Amanda Sue Bradley
Brad Pitt ... Billy Canton
Alan Fudge ... D.A. Mark Calhoun
Emily Longstreth ... Jean Glessner
Laurie O'Brien ... Wanda Bradley Sledge
Yvette Heyden Yvette Heyden ... Annie Meacham
Tom Everett ... Judge Harper
Michael O'Keefe ... Mike Medwicki
Dean Abston Dean Abston ... Harvey Sledge
J. Stephen Brady J. Stephen Brady ... Brian
Mark Davenport Mark Davenport ... Mickey
Lew Hopson ... Star
Annabelle Weenick ... Birdie Jewel
Charles C. Stevenson Jr. ... Pastor
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Storyline

An abused 15-year-old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty.

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They were young, in love and wanted for murder.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis started dating while shooting this film in 1989. Lewis was 16 years old while Pitt was 26 when their relationship began. They worked together again in Kalifornia (1993). The relationship ended in 1993, after four years. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in Oklahoma. Several references are made to execution in the gas chamber. Oklahoma has never used the gas chamber for executions. Electrocution was used from statehood (the first in 1915) until 1966, using an electric chair, "Old Sparky". Since 1977, the prescribed method is lethal injection. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Sue Bradley: [reading "Rumplestilskin" to Mike's kids] 'All the world is his game, and 'Rumblestin' is his name'.
[Sally and Web burst out laughing]
Web: No, not Rumblestin. Rum-ple-stil-skin.
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Soundtracks

PERFECT WORLD
Written by Alex Call
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News (as Huey Lewis and The News)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records and Lew-Bob Songs
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Moving performance by Juliette Lewis
10 February 2005 | by rebecca-76See all my reviews

When I first saw this film in 1990, I as deeply disturbed but also incredibly impressed by the convincingly believable and powerful portrayal of Amanda Sue Bradley by Juliette Lewis. She was virtually unknown at the time, and I was impressed; I remember noting her name in the credits and expecting her to become a celebrity based solely on the talent she conveyed in that role. I recently saw this film again (2005), and I was even more impressed by her ability to tap into the mentality of the character and portray such desperation.

Other than her performance, the movie is nothing to rave about; in fact, I'd call it cheesy, and I would expect better of Brad Pitt. If you are a Juliette Lewis fan, however, it is a MUST SEE! Your respect for her will only grow greater. She is the only thing making the film memorable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Young to Die See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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