Old Enough

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This article is about the film. For the single by Nickelback, see Old Enough (Nickelback song). For the single by The Raconteurs, see Old Enough (Raconteurs song).
Old Enough
VHS cover
Directed by Marisa Silver
Produced by Dina Silver
Written by Marisa Silver
Starring Sarah Boyd
Rainbow Harvest
Danny Aiello
Alyssa Milano
Neill Barry
Roxanne Hart
Susan Kingsley
Fran Brill
Gerry Bamman
Anne Pitoniak
Charlie Willenger
Michael Monetti
Manny Jacobs
Gina Battist
Paul Butler
Music by Julian Marshall
Cinematography Michael Ballhaus
Edited by Mark Burns
Silver Films
Distributed by Orion Classics
Release dates
  • August 24, 1984 (1984-08-24)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Old Enough is a 1984 American drama film written and directed by Marisa Silver and produced by Dina Silver, daughters of film director Joan Micklin Silver. It stars Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Danny Aiello, Neill Barry, Roxanne Hart, Susan Kingsley and Alyssa Milano. A low-budget production, the film won the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic award at the Sundance Film Festival.[1]


In New York City, Karen (Rainbow Harvest) is a streetwise teen from a lower-middle-class family, who pursues a friendship with 11-year-old Lonnie (Sarah Boyd). Lonnie is from a wealthy, upper-class family who live in the area. After making friends, they expose each other to the very different lifestyles they live. In the process they learn lessons each culture has to offer. The situation becomes complicated when Karen's brother Johnny (Neill Barry) shows interest in Lonnie and Lonnie begins to develop a crush on him. Soon, a sensual new neighbor (Roxanne Hart) moves into Karen's family's apartment building and Johnny becomes slightly infatuated with her. Circumstances arise that will test Karen and Lonnie's friendship.


  1. ^ Old Enough sundance.org

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Preceded by
Sundance Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic
Succeeded by
Blood Simple