Born Innocent (1974)





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This film concerns the plight of a teen-aged reform school inmate, played by Linda Blair. Blair is unworldly and naive. All this changes in the reformatory, where she becomes as hard and irredeemable as her fellow detentionees. Even upon her probationary release, she shows no sign of being "cured."
Classics , Drama , Television
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Tomorrow Entertainment


Linda Blair
as Chris Parker
Joanna Miles
as Counselor Barbara Clark
Allyn Ann McLerie
as Emma Lasko
Richard Jaeckel
as Mr. Parker
Kim Hunter
as Mrs. Parker
Mary Murphy
as Miss Murphy
Mitch Vogel
as Tom Parker
Sandra Ego
as Janet
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Linda Blair has always been more likeable than what her talent, or lack thereof, should allow her to be, and ''Born Innocent'' is no exception. The film is a laughable cheesefest from beginning to end with no overtly dramatic plot points left unturned, but Blair's character arch is competent enough to care for her and keep watching.

Quinto Wallight
Quinto Wallight

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BORN INNOCENT is a powerful film about a 14 year old girl played by LINDA BLAIR in her first post EXORCIST role, who becomes a ward of the state and is sent to a state run home for wayward girls. The state system is long gone but the emptiness and confusion demonstrated by the protagonist LINDA BLAIR as well as other inmates in the film is still a very real problem. It is definitely date but was seared in my brain for years to come. As a tv movie, it pushed the boundaries by showing a rape scene which is usually edited today.

kim whitman
kim whitman

This was a made for TV movie from the '70's. It's pretty gritty for TV...and before things went all pear-shaped with her career, Linda Blair was one brave little actress, no?

Jocelyn Gonzales
Jocelyn Gonzales

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