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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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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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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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The Startling NBC-TV Drama That Shocked the Nation

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Egy szökött tinédzser  »

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Doctor Roberts: [talking to Dawn and Alex at the LA Free Clinic, thinking both have VD] 400 of you kids every week. 3 part-time doctors. It's impossible. Okay, which one of you guys goes first?
[Alexander unbuckles his pants to get a shot in the ass]
Doctor Roberts: 8 years of study. I have not one case of mastoids or thrombosis. All I get are 12 year-old pregnants and exotic forms of VD.
[shoots Alex in the ass with needle, then turns to Dawn]
Doctor Roberts: And now for the culprit. Syphilis or Gonorrhea?
[Dawn looks shocked]
Alexander: She needs ...
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References Jaws (1975) 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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Delicious Piece of Trash
1 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have to admit, I'm rather shocked by the other comments left for this movie. I watched it on video last night, and greatly enjoyed it, but it's by no means a "great film."

Eve Plumb's acting is truly atrocious. I never really paid attention to her acting on the Brady Bunch, but she's absolutely wretched in this movie, (in an oh-so-enjoyable way.) The dialogue is also hilariously bad. And, any movie that has a midget in the opening few minutes is a winner in my book.

Yes, this is definitely a camp classic. Worth seeking out for fans of bad movies.


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