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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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Frankie Lee: [Frankie Lee is talking to Gloria, another hooker in her pimp Swan's stable. Frankie is showing off a brand new Swan tattoo on her leg] My price is gonna' go up with this.
Gloria: Swan not gonna' like it, Frankie.
Frankie Lee: [indignantly] I'm doin' it for him!
Gloria: Swan don't like his girls to look like they hookers.
Frankie Lee: Hey! I look like a hooker 'cause that's what I am. I'm 17, girl, and this rose is fadin' fast! I gotta' jazz it up.
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References Devil in Miss Jones (1973) See more »

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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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Release this movie on video - NOW!
13 August 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Great stuff! It's a pity this movie and its sequel - 'Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn' are not available on video - (Perhaps we could lobby the studio!) Eve Plumb and Leigh McCloskey (where are they now?) are superb in the central roles. I couldn't imagine a successful remake of these movies as the naivety of the teenagers just wouldn't be credible in the 21st Century - or would it? Incidentally, I seem to recall a Disney movie entitled 'Blind Sunday' circa 1976, which featured Leigh McCloskey. His character was, in some ways, a precurser to the character of Alexander.


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