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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 ...
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Marguerite DeLain ...
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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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Paul Bryar ...
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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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Egy szökött tinédzser  »

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Swan: [after Dawn decides to become a hooker and work for Swan, he talks to Dawn alone in his living room to lay down the law] Here's my phone number. You check in every 3 hours when you're out. If I don't hear from you, I'll check the Police Precincts. If you get caught, sit tight, keep your mouth shut. I'll have you out and free within 3 hours.
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Swan: But don't ever hold out on me, baby. Hand it in. And I mean all your money. And don't ever think of puttin' a finger on me. 'Cause I'd just soon ...
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Comin' Home Again
music by Fred Karlin
lyrics by Meg Karlin
sung by Shaun Cassidy
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Marcia, marcia, marcia, why is everyone so interested in her?!
4 February 2007 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

A slew of movies-of-the-week appeared during the 1970's, aimed primarily at scaring teens away from: 1) underage sex 2)drugs 3) everything else Eve Plumb (Jan in THE BRADY BUNCH) is the teen runaway who ends up on the streets. The movie is maudlin, chauvinist, and downright silly. If you believe this movie, you should never leave home, do whatever your parents tell you, don't be a fool, stay in school, and just say no to drugs and everything else.....

A good triple bill of classic 1970's TV movies about the dangers of sex, drugs and free-thinking:

GO ASK ALICE, where Alice smokes weed, which leads to pills, which leads to acid....you know, that old chestnut. Bill Shatner (Captain Kirk) plays the dad......

TRIBES, where a young hippie is drafted into the Marine Corps and must erase all free-thinking. Darrin McGavin is particularly good here.


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