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Too Young to Die? (1990)

An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

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Robert Markowitz

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David Hill (story), David Hill (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Tucker ... Buddy Thornton
Juliette Lewis ... Amanda Sue Bradley
Brad Pitt ... Billy Canton
Alan Fudge ... D.A. Mark Calhoun
Emily Longstreth ... Jean Glessner
Laurie O'Brien ... Wanda Bradley Sledge
Yvette Heyden Yvette Heyden ... Annie Meacham
Tom Everett ... Judge Harper
Michael O'Keefe ... Mike Medwicki
Dean Abston Dean Abston ... Harvey Sledge
J. Stephen Brady J. Stephen Brady ... Brian
Mark Davenport Mark Davenport ... Mickey
Lew Hopson ... Star
Annabelle Weenick ... Birdie Jewel
Charles C. Stevenson Jr. ... Pastor
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An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

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They were young, in love and wanted for murder.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Young to Die See more »

Filming Locations:

Taft, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis started dating while shooting this film in 1989. Lewis was 16 years old while Pitt was 26 when their relationship began. They worked together again in Kalifornia (1993). The relationship ended in 1993, after four years. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in Oklahoma. Several references are made to execution in the gas chamber. Oklahoma has never used the gas chamber for executions. Electrocution was used from statehood (the first in 1915) until 1966, using an electric chair, "Old Sparky". Since 1977, the prescribed method is lethal injection. See more »

Quotes

D.A. Mark Calhoun: Lots of kids with lives like Amanda grow up to become doctors. Now she made a choice. I don't want to see anybody die.
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Soundtracks

PERFECT WORLD
Written by Alex Call
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News (as Huey Lewis and The News)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records and Lew-Bob Songs
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Thorouglly depressing
15 April 2004 | by alliesmom97See all my reviews

This has to be one of the most depressing movies I have ever seen in my life. I can honestly say that there is maybe five minutes of happiness in it.

Juliette Lewis is cast as Amanda Sue Bradley, a sexually abused and somewhat dim teenager who runs away from home and eventually finds herself involved in murder and on trial for her life.

What the movie does make you do is analyze how you feel about the death penalty and when it is or is not appropriate and how much should the previous circumstances in someone's life be considered when pronouncing a sentence.

One thing that truly bothered me about the movie was the fact that the character was REALLY portrayed as seriously lacking in intelligence. I mean that in a very serious way--if Amanda Sue Bradley was ANYTHING like she was portrayed here, then I have doubts she could possibly understand what she was faced with. When her lawyer came to see her in jail, her main concern was whether or not he had brought her any "candy covered chocolates." I really wonder if this girl was all there.

I've done some internet searcher and not had any lucky finding out how this all came out in the end. Anybody know?


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