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
Written by Dalene Young
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Starring Eve Plumb
Leigh J. McCloskey
Lynn Carlin
William Schallert
Theme music composer Fred Karlin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Douglas S. Cramer
Editor(s) Carroll Sax
Cinematography Jacques R. Marquette
Running time 120 minutes
(with commercials)
Production company(s) Douglas S. Cramer Company
Distributor NBC
Release
Original channel NBC
Original release September 27, 1976 (1976-09-27)

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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