Taglines: She wanted in, they wanted out.
Franny Bettinger (Mary Stuart Masterson) has had a privileged and wealthy upbringing. One summer she takes a job at a halfway house where she finds herself personally affected by the people she meets. Despite facing hostility due to her background, Bettinger becomes determined to teach the youngsters that they are important and can succeed in life. Unfortunately, she faces opposition from her parents and from her supervisor.
My Little Girl is a 1986 American drama film the directorial debut of Connie Kaiserman that was released in the U.S. in 1987. It is also Geraldine Page’s final role and Jennifer Lopez of 1997’s Selena and 1998’s Out of Sight made a precocious film debut here as one of the young teens.
My Little Girl (1987)
Directed by: Connie Kaiserman
Starring: James Earl Jones, Geraldine Page, Mary Stuart Masterson, Anne Meara, Pamela Payton-Wright, Peter Michael Goetz, Peter Gallagher, Jennifer Lopez, Erika Alexander
Screenplay by: Connie Kaiserman, Nan Mason
Production Design by: Dan Leigh
Cinematography by: Pierre Lhomme
Film Editing by: Katherine Wenning
Costume Design by: Susan Gammie
Music by: Richard Robbins
Distributed by: Hemdale Film Corporation
Release Date: August 31, 1986