The End of Innocence (1990)





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Actress Dyan Cannon, whose 1976 directorial debut Number One was nominated for a "best short subject" Academy Award, moves on to feature-length projects with The End of Innocence. In addition to directing, Ms. Cannon wrote the screenplay and played a leading role in this story of a young girl spiritually torn apart by forces beyond her control. Rebecca Schaeffer plays Stephanie Lewis, unwanted and ignored by her eternally squabbling parents. Mom and Dad do further damage to Stephanie's battered psyche by giving her mixed messages concerning sex and religion. The girl's self-esteem dwindles to microscopic proportions thanks to a series of no-good boyfriends. Suffering a nervous breakdown, she is placed in an asylum, where for the first time she treated as a human being rather than a nuisance by compassionate psychiatrist John Heard. Completed in the late 1980s, End of Innocence was released in 1990, one year after the death of star Rebecca Schaeffer.
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Dyan Cannon
as Stephanie, Stephanie Lewis
John Heard
as Dean
Rebecca Schaeffer
as Stephanie at 18
Steve Meadows
as Michael
Billie Bird
as Mrs. Yabledablov
Eric Harrison
as Sister
Paul Lieber
as Rabbi
Madge Sinclair
as Nurse Bowlin
Connie Sawyer
as Grandma
Diana Barrows
as Arlene
Todd Field
as Richard
Linda Lutz
as Mrs. Gross
Charlie Hawke
as Some New Guy (Chuck)
James Terry
as Another Guy
Bill Moseley
as Man on the Hill
Jack McGee
as Officer Jake
Romy Rosemont
as Waitress
James Shanta
as Guy in the Park
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Scream, scream and scream again ...

December 18, 2003
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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