The original music video features Benatar playing a teenage girl being kicked out of her house by her father (played by actor Trey Wilson), while her mother looks on and her brother (played by actor Philip Cruz) watches sadly from an upper-story window. She later becomes a taxi dancer at a very seedy club to get by in the city. She writes to her little brother, telling him about her exciting new life and her father seems to feel guilty about kicking her out. Later in the video, she witnesses a pimp harassing another dancer. Benatar rounds up the girls and leads a rebellion against him. The girls escape and strike out on their own, Benatar walking into the sunrise. The video was choreographed by Michael Peters, who appears briefly in the video at the 1:40 mark checking out Benatar, wearing a navy cap, a cut-off navy shirt, and short white shorts.
The video was also the first ever to feature the use of dialogue. The scenes featuring dialogue include the opening scene of Benatar being thrown out of the house by her father and the scene featuring the pimp harassing the female dancer in which she shouts "Leave me alone!"