Finding herself unable to cope with the divorce of her parents and the stress of daily life, 15-year-old Sarah Travis starts drinking in secret. At first, alcohol provides comfort and release. Then it sends her life spiraling out of control. Written by
Yes, Sarah drinks. Drinks as though she has to, no matter what happens. Big trouble for anybody. And little Sarah is only 15.
Did You Know?
Director Richard Donner
, who later hit pay-dirt with Superman
(1978) in 1979, went on the talk show circuit to plug his blockbuster and was asked questions about his early directorial work. However, he couldn't remember the name of this movie. He ended up calling it "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway", which was directed by Randal Kleiser
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