My Little Girl (1986)

My Little Girl (1986)

Taglines: She wanted in, they wanted out.

This drama concerns a young teen’s transformation as she works at a half-way house for troubled kids. Franny (Mary Stuart Masterson) leaves behind a pampered, rich kid’s life of yachting parties and affluent pastimes to take up a summer job working under Mrs. Chopper (Anne Meara) at a temporary shelter for homeless teens.

Even though the experienced Mrs. Chopper warns Franny about not getting too involved with her charges, Franny decides that if she can organize a talent show, the youngsters will see that they are really worth something. Needless to say, Mrs. Chopper was partly right, and partly wrong. Jennifer Lopez of 1997’s Selena and 1998’s Out of Sight makes a precocious film debut here as one of the young teens.

My Little Girl is a 1986 American drama film the directorial debut of Connie Kaiserman that was released in the U.S. in 1986. It is also Geraldine Page’s final role and Jennifer Lopez’ film debut. Other cast are James Earl Jones, Mary Stuart Masterson, Anne Meara, Pamela Payton-Wright, Peter Gallagher, Erika Alexander and Nancy Cooperstein.

My Little Girl Movie Poster (1986)

My Little Girl (1986)

Directed by: Connie Kaiserman
Starring: James Earl Jones, Geraldine Page, Mary Stuart Masterson, Anne Meara, Pamela Payton-Wright, Peter Gallagher, Jennifer Lopez, Erika Alexander, Nancy Cooperstein
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
Makeup Department: Donna Moyer
Music by: Richard Robbins
Distributed by: Hemdale Film Corporation
Release Date: August 31, 1986