4.0/10
294
31 user

Sweet 15 (1990)

Sweet 15 is a 1990 American made-for-television family drama film about a fourteen-year-old girl whose dreams of having a perfect quinceanera are suddenly halted when she realizes that her family is not in the United States legally.

Director:

Victoria Hochberg

Writer:

Sharon Weil
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Casi casi (2006)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Running for Student Council President will impress the popular girl, until she decides she wants to be president, too.

Directors: Jaime Vallés, Tony Vallés
Stars: Marian Pabon, Mario Pabón, Irene Sofia Lucio
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Director: Ramón Menéndez
Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young Mexican boy illegally travels to the U.S. to find his mother (who is illegally in the U.S.) after his grandmother passes away.

Director: Patricia Riggen
Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso
Sweet 15: Quinceañera (TV Series 2015)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

This reality plot follows through three family memebers making dreams of 15 year old Mexican girls who are about to have their very first quincera

Quinceañera (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Stars: Emily Rios, Jesse Garcia, Chalo González
Selena (1997)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

Director: Gregory Nava
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.

Director: Niki Caro
Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Giselle Anthony ... Jackie
Lennard Camarillo Lennard Camarillo ... Son
Robert Covarrubias
Jenny Gago ... Inez
Panchito Gómez Panchito Gómez ... Ramon
Vanessa Marquez ... Lupe
Karla Montana Karla Montana ... Marta de la Cruz
Tony Plana ... Samuel
Susan Ruttan ... Mrs. Zavala
Jerry Stiller ... Waterman
Liz Torres
Alex Uribe Alex Uribe ... Cousin
Laura P. Vega Laura P. Vega ... Gaby Corea
Edit

Storyline

Sweet 15 is a 1990 American made-for-television family drama film about a fourteen-year-old girl whose dreams of having a perfect quinceanera are suddenly halted when she realizes that her family is not in the United States legally.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Synttärit See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Blue Danube Waltz
(uncredited)
written by Johann Strauss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pretty good.
22 September 2004 | by Chromium_5See all my reviews

We used to watch "Sweet 15" every year in my high school Spanish class. We had great fun making fun of it, too. I have to admit this was kind of unfair, since it is well acted and directed overall, but it gets so cheesy sometimes that it feels like a bad soap opera.

The story involves a really, really annoying girl who is about to have her fifteenth birthday party, but her parents won't let her be escorted by Ramon, the guy of her dreams, so she hates the whole world. Unfortunately, her father is an illegal immigrant, and he has to cancel the birthday party and avoid being deported to Mexico. Now the girl has to learn lessons about maturity.

The parts involving the father are nicely done. But the parts with Ramon (who looks like a Hispanic version of MacGyver, I must add) are extremely painful to watch. He appears to be in his mid-thirties, and he is hitting on a girl who is not even fifteen yet. Creepy. Nevertheless, he does not seem to have any evil intentions, since all he does is take her for rides in his car so they can... talk, apparently. What kind of guy chauffeurs young girls around for no reason? Does he actually ENJOY listening to her whine about her party?

I guess I would recommend this as a good family movie, as long as parents tell their kids afterwards that dating some random guy twice your age who puts the moves on you at a carnival is NOT a good idea. But it is a good movie overall, and it does a nice job showing the kinds of problems that some Hispanic families have to go through.

6/10 stars.


6 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 31 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed