My Little Girl is a 1986 drama directed by Connie Kaiserman. Franny Bettinger (Mary Stuart Masterson) is a sheltered teen who lives a life of wealth, luxury and privilege under the strict guidance of her mother, Delly (Pamela Payton-Wright), and father, Norman (Peter Michael Goetz). One summer, idealistic Franny decides to take a position at a halfway house for teenage girls in order to make a difference in the lives of teens who are less fortunate. When she gets there, she finds herself thrust into a dark new world that is filled with illicit drugs, sex and violence. Mrs. Chopper (Anne Meara), who is Franny's supervisor, warns Franny to keep an emotional distance from the troubled teens. However, Franny finds herself becoming personally involved in the plight of the girls at the shelter, and she is determined to help them reach their true potential no matter what obstacles stand in her way.