She’s Out of Control (1989)

She's Out of Control (1989)

Taglines: Girls go wild, boys go crazy, and dads go nuts!

Widower Doug Simpson (Tony Danza) is a radio manager from California who lives with his two daughters, Katie (Ami Dolenz) and Bonnie (Laura Mooney). When Katie turns 15, she feels it’s time to start looking more grown-up. She’s been dating Richard, the boy next door, whom her father adores, since middle school.

In addition, her unflattering wardrobe has been complemented by her thick glasses and full set of braces. When Doug leaves on a business trip, Katie transforms herself into a knockout beauty with help from her father’s girlfriend Janet Pearson (Catherine Hicks).

When Doug returns, he is shocked to find boys from every walk of life interested in dating Katie. When his obsession with Katie and her boyfriends reaches extreme limits, Janet suggests that Doug needs psychiatric help and he seeks out an expert who gives him advice that goes wrong whenever it is applied.

She's Out of Control (1989)

Throughout the latter half of the film, Katie has three boyfriends, two of whom she eventually stops dating. At the end of the film, Katie takes a class trip to Europe and reunites with Richard again – at which point Bonnie, her younger tomboy sister, begins her own dating spree. Doug also finds out the “expert” was anything but, as he never had a daughter himself.

She’s Out of Control is an independent American 1989 coming of age comedy film starring Tony Danza, Ami Dolenz and Catherine Hicks. The original music score was composed by Alan Silvestri. The film was marketed with the tagline “… girls go wild, guys go crazy and Dads go nuts.” The film was shot with the working title Daddy’s Little Girl.

She's Out of Control Movie Poster (1989)

She’s Out of Control (1989)

Directed by: Stan Dragoti
Starring: Tony Danza, Catherine Hicks, Wallace Shawn, Dick O’Neill, Ami Dolenz, Laura Mooney, Derek McGrath, Dana Ashbrook, Marcie Barkin, Diana Barrows
Screenplay by: Seth Winston, Michael J. Nathanson
Production Design by: David L. Snyder
Cinematography by: Donald Peterman
Film Editing by: Dov Hoenig
Costume Design by: Marie France
Set Decoration by: Bruce A. Gibeson
Art Direction by: Joe Wood
Music by: Alan Silvestri
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: April 14, 1989