My Little Girl

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My Little Girl
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Connie Kaiserman
Written by Connie Kaiserman
Nan Mason
Starring Mary Stuart Masterson
James Earl Jones
Geraldine Page
Jennifer Lopez
Music by Richard Robbins
Cinematography Pierre Lhomme
Edited by Katherine Wenning
Distributed by Hemdale Film Corporation
Release date
August 31, 1986 (1986-08-31) (Montréal World Film Festival)
Running time
118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $25,000[1]

My Little Girl is a 1986 American drama film the directorial debut of Connie Kaiserman that was released in the U.S. in 1987. It is also Geraldine Page's final role and Jennifer Lopez' film debut.


Franny Bettinger (Masterson) has had a privileged and wealthy upbringing. One summer she takes a job at a halfway house where she finds herself personally affected by the people she meets. Despite facing hostility due to her background, Bettinger becomes determined to teach the youngsters that they are important and can succeed in life. Unfortunately, she faces opposition from her parents and from her supervisor.



Award Year Category Category / Recipient Result
Sundance Film Festival[2] 1987 Grand Jury Prize Dramatic Film / Connie Kaiserman Won


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