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Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976)

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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Donald Umber
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Randy
Diane Sommerfield
Kaaren Ragland ...
Melba
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Librarian
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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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27 September 1976 (USA)  »

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Egy szökött tinédzser  »

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Harry: [Harry picked up Dawn at a miniature golf course and is closing the deal in a cheap hotel room] We didn't discuss your price.
Dawn Wetherby: [with false confidence] Oh, the usual.
Harry: The usual? Now what's that?
Dawn Wetherby: Ten-uh-Twenty dollars.
Harry: [gets out money] Twenty dollars for twenty minutes?
Harry: [Dawn smiles innocently as he hands her the money. She tucks it in her breast pocket]
[Harry is Puzzled]
Harry: How long you been at this?
Dawn Wetherby: Not too long.
Harry: [sighs] Nobody tell you not to stick the money in your pockets? The pros always hide the ...
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Followed by Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977) 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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Release this movie on video - NOW!
13 August 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Great stuff! It's a pity this movie and its sequel - 'Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn' are not available on video - (Perhaps we could lobby the studio!) Eve Plumb and Leigh McCloskey (where are they now?) are superb in the central roles. I couldn't imagine a successful remake of these movies as the naivety of the teenagers just wouldn't be credible in the 21st Century - or would it? Incidentally, I seem to recall a Disney movie entitled 'Blind Sunday' circa 1976, which featured Leigh McCloskey. His character was, in some ways, a precurser to the character of Alexander.


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