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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)
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Diane Sommerfield
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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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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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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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