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She's Out of Control (1989)

PG | | Comedy | 14 April 1989 (USA)
When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it's enough to make her father become overprotective of her.

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Stan Dragoti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Danza ... Doug Simpson
Catherine Hicks ... Janet Pearson
Wallace Shawn ... Dr. Fishbinder
Dick O'Neill ... Mr. Pearson
Ami Dolenz ... Katie Simpson
Laura Mooney Laura Mooney ... Bonnie Simpson
Derek McGrath ... Jeff Robbins
Dana Ashbrook ... Joey
Matthew Perry ... Timothy (as Matthew L. Perry)
Lance Wilson-White ... Richard
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo ... Baggage Handler
Marcie Barkin ... Doug's Secretary
Diana Barrows Diana Barrows ... Lisa
Jan Bina Jan Bina ... Harpist
Michael Bower ... Kid at Beach
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Storyline

Doug Simpson lives alone with his two daughters Katie and Bonnie. Katie has just turned 15 and when Doug is out of town on a business trip she gets herself a treatment at a beauty parlor. She removes her braces and her thick glasses. Without those, she is a beautiful young woman and the boys line up outside the front door to date her. But Doug won't accept that his *girl* is seeing *men*... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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How can you protect your daughter when boys think about sex 652 times a day! See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Little Girl See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,065,892
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ami Dolenz, who plays 15 year-old Katie in this movie, was actually 20 at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Richard is in the kitchen talking to Doug, he speculates on what would happen if Katie met a duke or a prince in Europe. He says, "What about that Prince Charles guy?" To which Doug responds, "Prince Charles is married." However, both men's lips form the word "Andrew" instead of Charles. See more »

Quotes

Doug Simpson: [catching up with Katie] Who was that? Was that, that Joey kid? The kid with the flying saucer truck? I saw the earring. You couldn't make a date with your father, you had to sneak a boyfriend into.
Katie Simpson: Dad, when I broke a date with Joey he thought I was dating another guy, he followed me here. Men are so insecure!
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Written by Phil Thornalley
Performed by Phil Thornalley
Courtesy of MCA Records
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How to let go for Dads!
11 October 2016 | by pzivojinovicSee all my reviews

Kinda dated movie. If you didn't grow up then or live during that period as a teen or older you would probably think what a gross bunch of people. Anyway, this was kind of a TV-like movie. Some girl who looks like Tawyna Harding decides to get contact lenses, her hair done, and remove her braces... you know.. to become "beautiful" (like all people with glasses and braces are just hideous). Boys start to notice her. Her dad has a hard time as he is a single dad. The ending had a decent moral premise I guess... but honestly all that sex and sex ed stuff... obsession back then with kids and parents was just that... an obsession. It was blown out of proportion as everyone wanted to break some taboo of talking about sex. So they just over talked it. It was nonsense. It was silly, but fun for those who are going into high school to watch.

Your belly will ache from laughter after watching this hilarious movie from the 80's. This movie takes me back to my youth. Also this was Tony Danza at the peak of his popularity. Danza does get a little wacky in the movie, but that's part of its charm. There are a lot of funny scenes in this movie including the scenes with that mastermind Dr. Fishbinder and etc. Young Matthew Perry is in it too, but only had a minor role. All in all, this is one of my top favorite movies of all time and really takes me back to my childhood. Don't take it too seriously just let the movie take you back to a happier time and enjoy the laughs!

Overall rating: 8 out of 10.


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