Release date1986 WriterJudith Sherman Wolin (screenplay), Terry Carr (screenplay) ScreenplayTerry Carr, Judith Sherman Wolin CastCourtney Thorne-Smith (Lindsey), Mariska Hargitay (Joey), JoAnn Willette (Robin), Cristen Kauffman (Talia), Erich Anderson (Roscoe), John Putch (Cory) Similar moviesCourtney Thorne-Smith appears in Welcome to 18 and Lucas, Real Women Have Curves (2002), Expecting Mary (2012), Calvin Marshall (2008), Adventureland (2009)
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Welcome to 18 (alternative title: Summer Release) is a 1986 American coming of age comedy-drama film starring Mariska Hargitay, Courtney Thorne-Smith and JoAnn Willette. The film was directed by Terry Carr who also wrote the screenplay with Judith Sherman Wolin.
The film follows the adventures of three high school girls the summer after they graduate. After their jobs at a dude ranch fail to work out, the girls head to Lake Tahoe where they meet Talia (Cristen Kauffman). Talia's boyfriend Roscoe then helps the girls get a job at a casino which leads to trouble.