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Actress Dyan Cannon, whose 1976 directorial debut Number One was nominated for a "best short subject" Academy Award, moves on to feature-length projects with The End of Innocence. In addition to directing, Ms. Cannon wrote the screenplay and played a leading role in this story of a young girl spiritually torn apart by forces beyond her control. Rebecca Schaeffer plays Stephanie Lewis, unwanted and ignored by her eternally squabbling parents. Mom and Dad do further damage to Stephanie's battered psyche by giving her mixed messages concerning sex and religion. The girl's self-esteem dwindles to microscopic proportions thanks to a series of no-good boyfriends. Suffering a nervous breakdown, she is placed in an asylum, where for the first time she treated as a human being rather than a nuisance by compassionate psychiatrist John Heard. Completed in the late 1980s, End of Innocence was released in 1990, one year after the death of star Rebecca Schaeffer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 6, 1990

Cast

Dyan Cannon
as Stephanie Lewis
John Heard
as Dean
George Coe
as Dad
Lola Mason
as Mom
Rebecca Schaeffer
as Stephanie at 18
Billie Bird
as Mrs. Yabledablow
Dennis Burkley
as Tiny
Viveka Davis
as Honey
Eric Harrison
as Sister
Paul Lieber
as Rabbi
Michael Madsen
as Earl
Madge Sinclair
as Nurse Bowlin
Renée Taylor
as Angel
Bridget Fonda
Shani Ginsberg
Stoney Jackson
as Leroy
Stephen Meadows
as Michael
Connie Sawyer
as Grandma
Diana Barrows
as Arlene
Albert Henderson
as Grandpa
Todd Field
as Richard
Arlene Golonka
as Claire
Linda Lutz
as Mrs. Gross
Charlie Hawke
as Some New Guy (Chuck)
James Terry
as Another Guy
Bill Moseley
as Man on the Hill
Jack McGee
as Officer Jake
Romy Rosemont
as Waitress
James Shanta
as Guy in the Park
Jack McGee
as Officer Jake
Linda Lutz
as Mrs. Gross
James Shanta
as Guy in the Park
Stoney Jackson
as Leroy
Charlie Hawke
as Some New Guy (Chuck)
Diana Barrows
as Arlene
Bill Moseley
as Man on the Hill
Romy Rosemont
as Waitress
Connie Sawyer
as Grandma
James Terry
as Another Guy
Stephen Meadows
as Michael
Arlene Golonka
as Claire
Albert Henderson
as Grandpa
Todd Field
as Richard

Crew

Dyan Cannon
Director
Helen Pollak
Producer
Thom Tyson
Producer
Vince Cannon
Producer
Dyan Cannon
Screenwriter
Jill Gordon
Screenwriter
Alex Nepomniaschy
Cinematographer
Fuzzbee Morse
Songwriter
Michael Convertino
Composer (Music Score)
Bruce Cannon
Editor
Mindy Roffman
Art Director
Stanley Fimberg
Co-producer
Leonard Rabinowitz
Executive Producer
Carole Little
Costume Designer
Rawn Hutchinson
Stunts
Donna Evans
Stunts
Shani Ginsberg
Casting
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