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Lover Girl (1997)

Jake is a 16-year-old girl whose mother left her. She finds her older sister Darlene in L.A., but Darlene turns her away. Darlene's neighbor Marci takes pity on Jake, allowing her to stay ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tara Subkoff ... Jake Ferrari / 'Candy'
Sandra Bernhard ... Marci Guerra / Angel
Kristy Swanson ... Darlene Ferrari / 'Sherry'
Loretta Devine ... Leticia / 'Coco'
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Jean
Renée Humphrey ... Annie / 'Teddy'
Sahara Lotti Sahara Lotti ... Sally / 'Bambi'
Tim Griffin ... Wright Herman
William Utay ... Mr. Smith
Leonard Termo ... Mr. Johnny (as Lenny Termo)
Robert Romanus ... Mr. Hairdresser
Eric Siegel ... Disgruntled John
Kurt Bryant ... Hank
Cullen G. Chambers ... Ed (as Cullen Chambers)
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Jake is a 16-year-old girl whose mother left her. She finds her older sister Darlene in L.A., but Darlene turns her away. Darlene's neighbor Marci takes pity on Jake, allowing her to stay over. When Jake discovers that Marci is a manager in a massage parlor, she convinces Marci to hire her. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual situations, some involving a minor, and for strong language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1997 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Lover Girls See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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At Sandra Bernhard's request, writer-directors Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse removed her nude scenes from the script. See more »

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Definite Ten!
27 November 1999 | by evilminxSee all my reviews

Jake is a teenager looking for a place to stay. When both her mom and her sister off her, she starts following Marcy around. Who, we later find out works at a massage parlor, in which three of Marcy's friends are also employed. Jake, while being inside to use the bathroom discovers what kind of massage parlor it is. Instantly intrigued, she hangs around, whether against Marcy's will or not. Jake found a place she wants to be. I found this film to be one of the most touching I've seen. It really got me involved with the characters, and the acting by everyone was great. It really is a movie about bonding, and I think it's beautifully done. The best part is, Jake can name fifty different kinds of candy, and go into detail about each one.


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