An Innocent Love (1982)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Originally filmed under the title One Starry Night, this CBS TV movie stars Melissa Sue Anderson as 19-year-old University of Washington volleyball champ Molly Rush. In danger of flunking out of school, Molly turns to a tutor for help. Her "mentor" turns out to be 14-year-old math genius Harry Woodward (Doug McKeon), who has been enrolled in the university under a special early entry program. Much to the surprise of both protagonists, Molly and Harry fall in love -- a state of affairs that does not please Molly's otherwise easygoing jock boyfriend, Dunc Widdoes (Steven Bauer, here billed as Rocky Bauer). An Innocent Love initially aired on March 2, 1982.

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America, forbidden-love, genius, love, mathematics, player [sports], romance, volleyball