Sweet Sixteen is a 1983 horror film directed by Jim Sotos and starring Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, Dana Kimmell, and Patrick Macnee.
It is not typical slasher movie because of the idea of racism into its plot, making it more complex than the average of it's genre.
When Melissa Morgan (Aleisa Shirley), an attractive big-city girl, moves to a small Texas town, she creates quite a stir with her beauty and promiscuous attitude.
She's 15 going on 16, and all the boys at her new school are anxious to get to know her. Suddenly, the younger brother of a local hellraiser (Don Stroud) is brutally murdered and the town sheriff (Bo Hopkins) must try to solve the murder before the killer strikes again. Along to help him is his Nancy Drew-ish daughter (Dana Kimmell).
- Bo Hopkins as Sheriff Dan Burke
- Susan Strasberg as Joanne Morgan
- Patrick Macnee as Dr. John Morgan
- Don Stroud as Billy Franklin
- Dana Kimmell as Marci Burke
- Don Shanks as Jason Longshadow
- Aleisa Shirley as Melissa Morgan
- Steve Antin as Hank Burke
- Sharon Farrell as Kathy Hopkins
- Logan Clarke as Jimmy
- Michael Pataki as George Martin
- Henry Wilcoxon as Greyfeather
- Larry Storch as Earl
- Michael Cutt as Frank (as Michael J. Cutt)
- Glenn Withrow as Johnny Franklin
The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Century International in September 1983.
A director's cut of the film was released on DVD in the United States by Code Red DVD in 2008 and released in Limited Edition of 1,700 on Blurey by Code Red in 2015
Final film of Henry Wilcoxon.
Patrick Macnee replaced Leslie Nielsen, who was forced to withdraw from the film because of scheduling problem.
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th is also mentioned this movie.
The dream sequence scene when Marci Burke(Dana Kimmell) is scream and she awake from her nightmare is look bit similar friday the 13th part 3.