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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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Bookstore John: [speaks with heavy sexual innuendo] Looking for something special?
Dawn Wetherby: [angrily] A book!
[turns away from the man]
Bookstore John: [persistently] What kind of book, honey?
Dawn Wetherby: [angrily] A very expensive book!
Bookstore John: How much?
[no answer]
Bookstore John: I said, "How much," honey!
Dawn Wetherby: $200!
Bookstore John: [laughs] I heard wrong. Didn't I hear wrong, honey?
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Amblin'
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Written by Michael Lloyd
Performed by Shaun Cassidy
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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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