Rebel Highway (1994– )
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Reform School Girl 

Donna Patterson is a passenger in a hit and run. She's sent to reform school, taking the rap for the driver, bad boy Vince. Inside, she makes friends and learns about herself while trying to save her little sister from their abusive uncle.

Director:

Jonathan Kaplan

Writers:

Edward Bernds (story), Bruce Meade (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aimee Graham ... Donna Patterson
Teresa DiSpina Teresa DiSpina ... Carmen Peña
Matt LeBlanc ... Vince
Carolyn Seymour ... Mrs. Evelyn Turnbull
Eleanor O'Brien Eleanor O'Brien ... Angela 'Dink' Dinkens
Samaria Graham ... Priscilla Wells
Marissa Ribisi ... Joanie Dubois
Erin Wiley Sands ... Mona Smith (as Erin Leshan Wiley)
Catherine Paolone ... Matron Miriam Mather
Nick Chinlund ... Dr. Ted Meeks
Lynn Eastman-Rossi ... Home Ec. Teacher (as Lynn Eastman)
Dino Anello ... Coach Buxbaum
Harry Northup ... Uncle Charlie
Ashley Lister Ashley Lister ... Kathy Patterson
Bill Calvert Bill Calvert ... Gary
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Donna Patterson is a passenger in a hit and run. She's sent to reform school, taking the rap for the driver, bad boy Vince. Inside, she makes friends and learns about herself while trying to save her little sister from their abusive uncle.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and nudity
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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Angela 'Dink' Dinkens says her idea of a dream date is Sal Mineo. In the late 1960s, Mineo became one of the first major actors in Hollywood to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality. See more »

Connections

Remake of Reform School Girl (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm in Love Again
Written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) and David Bartholomew (as Dave Bartholomew)
Published by EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (BMI)
Performed by Fats Domino
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, a division of ERG
under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Decent If a Bit Uneven
6 September 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Reform School Girl (1994)

** (out of 4)

A good girl (Aimee Graham) tries to escape her sexually abusive uncle by going out with some "friends" but a bad boy (Matt LeBlanc) gets into a car wreck in a stolen car and kills a man. Since the girl can't give a positive identity on the man driving, she's sentenced to a year in a reform school. This here is another entry in Showtime's "Rebels Highway" series and is a partial remake of the 1957 AIP cult classic. REFORM SCHOOL GIRL is far from a bad movie but fans of low-budget films should at least be mildly entertained but at the same time there's no doubt that they could have done so much more with the material. Director Jonathan Kaplan actually does a nice job capturing the mood and atmosphere of those 50s AIP juvenile pictures. I thought that the director really nailed the setting and you could watch the film and feel as if you were really seeing a reform school from this period. The problem seems to be the screenplay that doesn't know what type of movie it wants to be. There's no question part of this is a homage to those 50s flicks but there's also a perverted side that creeps into the story but it never goes far enough to where this could be considered exploitation. The "naughty" moments always stop well short of being anything too dirty and these scenes sometimes conflict with the other part of the film, which is just a clean homage. Case in point is a lesbian sex scene, which tries to appear dirty yet they film it in such a way as if they didn't want it to get to extreme or even reach a R-rated level. This is followed by a shower sequence with a bunch of nudity yet what's the point of this scene if it's the only one like it? Not to mention the perverted uncle who's touching the girls. The performances are all rather good and this includes LeBlanc who is really funny as the bad boy. While this is far from a good movie, fans of this type of thing should at least be entertained by it.


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