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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 »


Affair of the Heart
Performed by Kipper from One Nation
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effective dark independent film with powerful and moving moments
3 March 1999 | by ponygirl-2See all my reviews

Runaway Dreams is an unrelenting dark film, moving and at times emotionally explosive. The stand-out performance is Kathryn Erbe who plays, "Denise" the "runaway's" sister. It was written by British playwright/screenwriter John Hopkins who gave us Smiley's People and Hiroshima so it has realism and deals with the underbelly of society. Good direction; good pace; great look for the money.

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