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Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  27 September 1976 (USA)
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15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age. Life at home... See full summary »

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Alexander Duncan (as Leigh J. McCloskey)
Lynn Carlin ...
Dawn's Mother
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Harry
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Counterwoman
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Susie
Marguerite DeLain ...
Frankie Lee
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Swan
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Donald Umber
David Knapp ...
Doctor Roberts
Stephanie Burchfield ...
Randy
Diane Sommerfield
Kaaren Ragland ...
Melba
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Librarian
Paul Bryar ...
Counterman
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15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age. Life at home was never this bad. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The Startling NBC-TV Drama That Shocked the Nation

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Egy szökött tinédzser  »

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Frankie Lee: [after chasing off a mugger who took money from Dawn] How much he get from you?
Dawn Wetherby: Five Dollars.
Frankie Lee: [tosses Dawn five dollars from the mugger's loot] This street gonna' eat you up, girl. Got a place to stay?
Dawn Wetherby: Sure.
Frankie Lee: [smiles] Just remember. Us girls don't ever have to go hungry.
[winks and starts to leave]
Frankie Lee: My name's Frankie Lee. You need help? Ask for me. Everybody knows Frankie Lee.
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References Devil in Miss Jones (1973) See more »

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Cherry Bomb
performed by The Runaways
courtesy of Mercury Records
words and music by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
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4 June 1999 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

This movie portrays the life of a teenage runaway. Fortunately, the outcome of this made for tv movie is a positive one. It does show however, that those teens who wish to 'make it big in hollywood' does no necessarily end up that way. Prostitution and disease is a reality that must be stressed to teens.


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