Lisa is an 1990 American thriller/drama film about a teenage girl's infatuation with a stranger that, unbeknownst to her, is a serial killer-stalker. The film was directed and co-written by Gary Sherman. Fourteen-year-old Lisa Holland (Staci Keanan) lives with her mother Katherine (Cheryl Ladd), a successful florist, in Venice Beach, California. Lisa is beginning to show a keen interest in boys but is not allowed to date due to her mother’s strict rule about not dating until she is 16. It is revealed that Katherine had Lisa when she was 14 years old. Abandoned by Lisa's father, Katherine was forced to leave home after her parents demanded that she put Lisa up for adoption. These facts have made Katherine very wary about Lisa dating, feeling she would end up like her mother. Lisa’s desire to have a boyfriend is furthered by her best friend Wendy Marks, whose less-strict mother and father have allowed her to start dating.