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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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Dawn Wetherby: [desperate for work, Dawn seeks out Frankie Lee for career advice. She finds Frankie on Hollywood Blvd and asks her about her chosen profession] How long have you been a -
[she can't say it]
Frankie Lee: [laughs] Feels like forever. But I figured: Might as well sell it. Ain't worth singin' about. Hey. I left home like you. Thinkin' I was gonna' find something. Grits! That's what I found.
[grimly]
Frankie Lee: You got no choice. Believe me.
Dawn Wetherby: I don't know if I could do what you do. I'm not -
[struggling for the word]
Dawn Wetherby: ...
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Followed by Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977) See more »

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Comin' Home Again
music by Fred Karlin
lyrics by Meg Karlin
sung by Shaun Cassidy
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See Jan Brady play a teenage hooker.
8 June 2000 | by (Reno, NV) – See all my reviews

Why won't they release this on video! This is the role where Eve Plumb finally buried Jan Brady and showed she had range. A little weird seeing Jan working it to the sounds of "Cherry Bomb" by the Runaways but an absolute classic.


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