Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway

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Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway
Dawn Portrait of a Teenage Runaway Eve Plumb 1976.jpg
Eve Plumb as Dawn
Genre Drama
Distributed by NBC
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Produced by Douglas S. Cramer
Written by Dalene Young
Starring Eve Plumb
Leigh J. McCloskey
Lynn Carlin
William Schallert
Music by Fred Karlin
Cinematography Jacques R. Marquette
Editing by Carroll Sax
Production company Douglas S. Cramer Company
Country United States
Language English
Original channel NBC
Release date September 27, 1976 (1976-09-27)
Running time 120 minutes
(with commercials)

Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway is a dramatic made-for-television movie, which premiered on NBC on September 27, 1976.

The story follows a 15-year-old girl named Dawn Wetherby (Eve Plumb) who runs away from home to Hollywood, California and becomes a prostitute to support herself. Dawn finds herself taken under the wing of a tough-talking pimp named Swan. The film's soundtrack features the song "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways.

A sequel, Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977), focuses on Dawn's friend and fellow runaway, Alexander Duncan (Leigh McCloskey). Plumb reprised her role as Dawn for this film.


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