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Runaway Dreams (1989)

A young girl runs away and is forced to become a prostitute.


Michele Noble


John Hopkins
1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Kaitlin Hopkins ... Francine
Laird Stuart Laird Stuart ... John
Brian Tarantina ... Jay Carver
Jefferson Black ... John (as Jeff Black)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeremiah Birkett ... Bobby
Traber Burns Traber Burns ... Mike Chappell
James Cassidy James Cassidy ... Barry Lonegas
Kathryn Erbe ... Denise Donaldson
Anthony Giaimo ... Gerald
Jennifer Gorey Jennifer Gorey ... Tracy Donaldson
Cordis Heard ... Karen Simmons
Valerie Jan Valerie Jan ... Joanna
Susan Josephs Susan Josephs ... Victoria Donaldson
Anne-Lynn Kettles Anne-Lynn Kettles ... Saleswoman
Alan McClean Alan McClean ... Boy in Garbage


A young girl runs away and is forced to become a prostitute.

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On the street, the dream is always the first to go. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller







Release Date:

1 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perigo Nas Ruas See more »

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Cinema Spectrum See more »
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1.85 : 1
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References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »


Day & Night People
Performed by Bernie Marsden
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Shocking as in daily reality!
13 August 2009 | by jos_santenSee all my reviews

This is a movie that shockingly perfectly reflects daily reality: innumerable women in the world are led to the ambush that Francine have become a victim of. Despite Runaway Dreams isn't based on a true story, I think most of the elements of the film are recognised by women who have been abused by their father and are caught by the prostitution unwillingly. I strongly recommend every person to watch this movie, in order to become aware of all the immense agony and dangers of the world of prostitution: on the outside, it often looks both innocent and attractive, but on the inside, it often turns any woman's world completely upside down. Hopefully, more people who are visitor of prostitutes become aware of all the pain, horror and cruelest deception that many prostitutes hardly can't cope with. Fathers who have sexually abused their daughter once should feel deeply sorry for all the damage they have done and foresee all the consequences their terrible behavior can have. So this movie is a very, very, comprehensive eye opener for everyone, for both good and bad people!!

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