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Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (1997)

A gymnast moves to a gym where the top coach in the US is and has difficulties adjusting.

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Christopher Leitch
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Cast

Credited cast:
Swoosie Kurtz ... Allison Bryant
Courtney Peldon ... Katie Bryant
John Ashton ... Peter Bryant
Philip Casnoff ... Greg Radkin
Linda Hart ... Betty Parker
Jim Metzler ... David Cline
Nike Doukas Nike Doukas ... Terri Haynes
Lily Knight Lily Knight ... Tina Weston
Dee Fischer Dee Fischer ... Dana Parker
Aimee Walker Aimee Walker ... Diana Cline
Tracy Nicole Kerestes Tracy Nicole Kerestes ... Stephanie Weston
Jay Howarth Jay Howarth ... Tracy Dunne
Jennifer Paternoster Jennifer Paternoster ... Pamela Jackson
Jennifer Mitschel Jennifer Mitschel ... Sign Language Coach
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanessa Atler Vanessa Atler ... Katie Bryant Gym Double
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A gymnast moves to a gym where the top coach in the US is and has difficulties adjusting.

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Framgångens pris See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Frightening
25 February 2006 | by alliesmom97See all my reviews

Good movie, with good acting, but a very scary look at how coaches are allowed to treat the children under their care by the irresponsible "stage parents" who care more about their kids "making it" than they do about the kids themselves.

Swoozie Kurtz was wonderful, as usual! Great acting, going from a truly caring mom, to a pushy shrew, and finally back to a loving, responsible parent. Phillip Casnoff truly made you hate him! And Courtney Peldon is a very good young actress! And I can't say enough about young Aimee Walker...THAT girl is a REAL inspiration...not just a cute little girl looking pretty and turning flips, but a wonderfully strong human being! I agree with the reviewer who said that a better ending would have been for the mom who finally came to her senses and got her kid away from that maniac coach. And as to the reviewer who thinks "the ends justifies the means" (treatment that bordered on verbal abuse and a lack of regard for the health and safety of his athletes), I can only hope that he never has children....


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