Old Enough is a 1984 American drama film written and directed by Marisa Silver, and produced by Dina Silver. It's also Alyssa Milano's film debut. A low-budget production, the film screened at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won first prize.


In New York City, Karen (Rainbow Harvest) is a streetwise teen from a lower-middle-class family with a emotionally and sometimes physically abusive father who pursues a friendship with 11-year-old Lonnie (Sarah Boyd). Lonnie is from a wealthy, upper-class family. After becoming friends, over the course of the summer 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 apartment building, and Johnny becomes slightly infatuated with her. Circumstances arise that will test Karen and Lonnie's friendship.

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    contentLocation New York City
    director Marisa Silver
    editor Mark Burns
    genre comedy-drama
    keywords abusive father apartment building build new neighbor physically abusive
    musicBy Julian Marshall
    producer Dina Silver
    productionCompany Silver Films
    publisher Orion Classics
    theme dance teen drama