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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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Marguerite DeLain ...
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Donald Umber
David Knapp ...
Doctor Roberts
Stephanie Burchfield ...
Randy
Diane Sommerfield
Kaaren Ragland ...
Melba
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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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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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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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