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Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)

Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 10 June 2002
When 15-year-old Matt Freeman gets 15-year-old Francesca pregnant, their parents decide to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but later begins to rethink it. This movie shows the father's point of view.

Director:

Éva Gárdos (as Éva Gardos)

Writer:

Edithe Swensen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Baker ... Susan Freeman
Paul Dano ... Matt Freeman (as Paul Franklin Dano)
Katie Stuart ... Francesca Howell
Bruce Davison ... Dan Freeman
Terra Vnesa ... Alex Freeman
Nigel Bennett ... Dr. Howell
Sherry Miller ... Juliana Howell
Shadia Simmons ... Blair
Martha Irving Martha Irving ... Hanna Berg
Kim Roberts ... Mrs. Bennett
Andrew Church ... Zach Marshall
Jeremy Akerman ... Attorney
Mauralea Austin Mauralea Austin ... Lorrie Kline
Juanita Peters Juanita Peters ... Grace Chapman
David Christoffel David Christoffel ... High School Math Teacher
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Storyline

Businessman Dan Freeman and his wife, teacher Susan, realized their brat daughter Alex (19) wouldn't do well in life, but expect better from model son Matt, an honor student. Yet classmate Francesca Howell, daughter of an MD, seduces him to sex and gets pregnant. Unlike the much richer Howell family, who insists on adoption and financial help, Matt wants to take responsibility and is prepared to any sacrifice. Gradually his parents' protective attitude matures into understanding support, some of which even rubs off on Alex. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

What do you do when things don't go according to plan?

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Family's Decision See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bruce Davison and Katie Stuart both are in this movie and both were also in the film X2: X-Men United (2003), although in both films they have no scenes together. See more »

Goofs

When Francesca is getting sick in her bathroom, and her dad realizes she's pregnant, you can clearly see the padding under her shirt. See more »

Quotes

The Nursery Nurse: [hands him the baby] Your sister?
Matt Freeman: No, my daughter.
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18 June 2006 | by twistedrainbowsSee all my reviews

I love this movie. Its great, it shows what goes on with teenagers at times like that. Paul Dano in this movie better then in The Girl Next Door. There's drama but its good. He showed that you have to be responsible about the stuff you do. I admit i cried a little but i guess thats what they were aiming for but I love it. Its a really great movie. I'd watch it more if it came on. But hes a really good actor and he set the mood in it. It just goes to show you that people can be very responsible about having a baby at a young age. Of course I'm not saying its good for kids the age of 15 to have a baby but if it happens there's really nothing you can do much anyways. But i also wonder if guys watch it, you know kinda guide them along if it ever happens. It sets a great example for guys to handle it.


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