Little Sweetheart (1988)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Crime Thriller, Juvenile Delinquency Film  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Nine-year-old Thelma (Cassie Barasch) is the sweet little girl next door who engages in blackmail, robbery, and murder in this amoral melodrama. Neighbor Robert (John Hurt) is a bank employee who leaves his wife for Delores (Karen Young) after he embezzles money from work. He tries to bribe Thelma with the gift of a camera, but she uses it to photograph evidence and pin the murder of a child on him. When little Elizabeth (Ellie Raab) is shot and killed by Thelma with a gun she steals from John, he is charged with her kidnapping and murder.

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blackmail, burglary, embezzlement, girl-next-door, kidnapping, murder