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Born Into Exile (1997)

This is the tale of two young lovers who flee from the miseries of their homelife to make it on there own. Nineteen year old Chris, rejected by his family, hopes to go to college and into ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Laneuville

Writers:

Kathleen Rowell (story), Danielle Hill (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Chris
Gina Philips ... Holly Nolan
Talia Shire ... Donna Nolan
Eddie Mills ... Ted Nolan
Sarah Aldrich ... Jolene
Seann William Scott ... Derek
Murphy Cross ... Female Coach
Todd Everett Todd Everett ... Deputy
Charles Hoyes ... State Trooper
Winston J. Rocha Winston J. Rocha ... Mexican Farm Worker (as Winston Rochas)
Bryan Traylor Bryan Traylor ... Wiley
Heather Gottlieb Heather Gottlieb ... Rosie
Mark Pellegrino ... Walter, Owner of Eatery
Ever Carradine ... Hooker
Michael Wyle Michael Wyle ... Tuna
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Storyline

This is the tale of two young lovers who flee from the miseries of their homelife to make it on there own. Nineteen year old Chris, rejected by his family, hopes to go to college and into forestry once he's out of the Army Reserves. Holly, who is fourteen, lives with her divorced, overprotective mother and her brother. She runs with an older crowd and soon attaches herself to Chris. Holly's mother is dead set against Chris because of his age, and she and Holly are at odd's over him. When she forbids them to see one another, and boots Chris out of her yard, Holly convinces a doubtful Chris to run off to the promises of California. The Trip West, with the couple penniless, avoiding the law, a lecherous trucker and other routine incidents, shows them that life will not be easy. Once in southern California there are no answers except for a fortuitous offer from the Hollywood Outreach Program, which they pass up. Bad luck hits hard, but Chris can't go home because the army has declared him... Written by Rachelle Stewart

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All they want is the one thing that's forbidden -- to be together.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Durchgebrannt - Hilfeschrei aus L.A. See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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I loved this movie!!
17 June 2005 | by ac_aka_analauraSee all my reviews

Yes it may be cheesy and overdone but it made me ball most of the time. The sensitivity of the acting and characters was amazing. I wish to one day own this movie and have it in my permanent movie collection. The movie had so many moments that had you hoping the best for these two young people. Born Into Exile came out at a time when TV movies were starting to really show what young people were thinking and feeling and I watched them all and enjoyed most of them. There was Dying to Belong also and She cried No and there were many more that I wish that I could add to my movie collection. The thing is that now any TV movie that comes out you can probably get it in stores but back than it didn't happen as much but I hope it does soon.


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