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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)

Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 19 January 1998
Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

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Sam Pillsbury

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Susan Cuscuna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Park Overall ... Evie Spangler
Kirsten Dunst ... Tina Spangler
David Andrews ... Cal Spangler
Margot Demeter ... Laurie Walsh
Karen Trumbo Karen Trumbo ... Jane Walsh
Julia Whelan ... Rachel Spangler
Zachary Ray Sherman ... Adam Spangler (as Zach Sherman)
Daniel Kountz ... Ray Wood
Marlyn Mason ... Grandma Spangler
Katee Sackhoff ... Karen Gotatus
Tyler Gannon Tyler Gannon ... Melody
Sherilyn Lawson ... Dr. Ross
Joe Ivy Joe Ivy ... Dr. Warsaw
Rebecca Nachison Rebecca Nachison ... Mrs. Knapp
Jan Brehm ... Mrs. Crawley
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Storyline

Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn her world apart, her pregnancy could re-unite her shattered family and help her find her true purpose in life. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Tina Spangler is about to discover just how little she knows about life... See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un choix difficile See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When the male doctor examines Tina's belly, you can see the white pillow just before he brings down her gown. See more »

Quotes

Cal Spangler: Well I think she's braver a little more honest than all of us.
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Connections

Referenced in Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don't Look the Same Either. (2012) See more »

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A great film
11 June 2006 | by Kayley DuffillSee all my reviews

I watched this film whilst on holiday in Tenerife last year. I had to stay in and look after my then 18 month old daughter whilst my partner went down the pub with his friend. The film really hit reality for me. I was 17 when i fell pregnant and 18 when i gave birth to my daughter so a little older than Tina Spangler in the film but i could relate to all the emotions, hopes, the gutted feelings, the ups and downs that Kirsten Dunst played so well. When her friends turned against her, it was exactly what happened to me. But i soon found out into motherhood that you grow up quickly, you make new friends and have new prospects but best off all you have somebody to lavish all your love and attention on. I do not regret having my daughter and although i think this film would be fantastic to show to younger people to show them how hard pregnancy and parenthood can be, i don't think it would put teenagers and young mums off becoming a parent full stop. It was good to know that other people can understand and relate to teenage pregnancy and to make a film out of it was perfect.


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