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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 ...
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Counterwoman
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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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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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27 September 1976 (USA)  »

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Egy szökött tinédzser  »

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Dawn's Mother: [Showing up drunk at Dawn's prom] You're the one who's sneaking out behind my back, leaving your brothers alone!
Dawn Wetherby: Why do I always have to baby sit?
Dawn's Mother: Running around like a tramp!
Dawn Wetherby: You're the tramp!
[Mom slaps Dawn. They both fall to the ground]
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Cherry Bomb
performed by The Runaways
courtesy of Mercury Records
words and music by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
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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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