New Release: Linda Blair in Born Innocent DVD

The groundbreaking 1974 television movie Born Innocent starring Linda Blair (The Exorcist) will be released on DVD by Hen’s Tooth Video on June 21.

Teenage runaway Linda Blair falls victim to the juvenile justice system in Born Innocent.

In the TV film, Blair stars as Chris Parker, a 14-year-old repeat runaway who has been detained by police. When her father (Richard Jaeckel, The Drowning Pool) refuses to take her back, Chris is made a ward of the court and sent to the State Home for Girls. There, she falls victim to an indifferent juvenile justice system that cannot help the troubled teens it merely warehouses.

Based on the book by Creighton Brown Burnham and directed by Donald Wrye and co-staring Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie and Mary Murphy, this new DVD edition includes a graphic rape scene considered so shocking on its initial NBC network broadcast that it was cut from subsequent syndication prints.
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