Twelve year old Jennifer is unhappy with her widowed mom's relationship with a family friend. Feeling lonely, she readily accepts the friendship of an adult man named Howie and joins the softball team he coaches. Soon, Howie is convincing Jennifer to pose for photographs which become more and more revealing. Howie turns out to be a pedophile who works in child pornography and he plans to make Jennifer a "star". Will Jennifer's mother be able to help her daughter before it's too late?
Did You Know?
Lew Hunter, a well known teacher at UCLA, wrote this script. It is referenced as an example in his popular book on writing screenplays, 'Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434'. See more
When Howard leaves the boys' apartment before the ball game, "The Diamond Head Game" is playing on the living room TV (a series distributed by Columbia Pictures Television, who also packaged this film). The short-lived game show aired for the first half of 1975, yet the film is clearly set in the present time (late 1980, when filming took place). See more
[referring to Jennifer
She's so come out of herself since she's been on your team. You're doing a terrific job!
I just treat her, and well, all the kids like people, and care for them honestly. You know, if I do get mad at them, I let them know it, and tell them you only get mad at people you care about. I'm sure you both do that, too.
Well, maybe not as good as you, but I try about the same.
[approaches with a rubber ball
Is this ours, Howie?
No, those rubber turkeys are theirs.
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