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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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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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The actress portraying Frankie Lee is 33 years old while her character is only 17. See more »

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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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Written by Michael Lloyd
Performed by Shaun Cassidy
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Jan Brady Hits The Pavement
21 September 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Eve Plumb in an effort to get away from her image of Jan Brady, middle sister with Marcia issues, on the Brady Bunch took a part as far as you can get from the G-rated Brady family. She plays Dawn Wetherby who ran away from home because of problems simply never contemplated in the Brady household.

Getting to the mean streets of Los Angeles she makes three acquaintances who change her life, fellow teen runaway Leigh J. McCloskey, social worker Georg Stanford Brown and bottom feeding pimp Bo Hopkins. In this made for TV movie, a big ratings winner back in the day it all works out pretty much as it's supposed to.

Not that this a great film, it's just average, but people tuned into this one to see Jan Brady in a hooker outfit more than anything else. This was not the end of the saga of Leigh and Eve. A sequel was made next year with McCloskey the protagonist showing him earning a living on the streets any which way he could.

Where was Marcia when you needed her?


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