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An Innocent Love (1982)

A gifted 14-year-old junior at the University of Washington replies to an ad of a 19-year-old freshman to be her maths tutor, paving the way for a friendship and a silent first crush. Will the kind genius master the lessons of the heart?

Director:

Roger Young

Writers:

I.C. Rapoport (teleplay), I.C. Rapoport (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Molly Rush
Doug McKeon ... Harry Woodward
Steven Bauer ... Duncan Widders (as Rocky Bauer)
Kristoff St. John ... Mario (as Christoff St. John)
Bill Calvert Bill Calvert ... Max
Kendall Kay Munsey Kendall Kay Munsey ... Beatrice
Pat Finley ... June Woodward
John Colenback John Colenback ... Andrew Woodward
Paul Hostetler Paul Hostetler ... Professor Budnick (as Paul Hosteller)
Robert Loper Robert Loper ... Amberman (as Dr. Robert Loper)
Stephanie Shine Stephanie Shine ... Hilary
Steve Suttich Steve Suttich ... Volleyball Coach
Sheryl Drummond Sheryl Drummond ... Clerk
Susan Fenberg Susan Fenberg ... Stewardess (as Sue Fenberg)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise Frisino Denise Frisino ... Librarian
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Storyline

A coming of age story of a educationally accelarated young teenager that is accepted into college, falls in love with an older college student, facing first love, and obstacles such as maturity, youth, and a boyfriend. Shot at University of Washington. Written by Lance Rasmussen <LanceEMCN@aol.com>

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A romance between a 14-year-old math genius and a 19-year-old all-American volleyball player.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Starry Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Molly: I'm a Libra. What about you?
Harry: Aries.
Molly: Are they close together in the sky?
Harry: They're on opposite sides of the universe. When one rises, the other sets.
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An Innocent Love- Genius Matures ***
21 September 2008 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

This is a coming of age film with a genius, who at 14, is already a junior in college.

This film explores the problem of accelerated children developing socially. It is nicely done.

Of course, our 14 year old falls in love with the young lady who he is tutoring and is asked to have her not do well on a final exam so that she will not transfer out.

What makes the film so good is the maturity level that our genius matures to. People who are older don't even show such maturity. This is well-worth viewing.


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