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
Written byDalene Young
Directed byRandal Kleiser
StarringEve Plumb
Leigh J. McCloskey
Lynn Carlin
William Schallert
Theme music composerFred Karlin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Douglas S. Cramer
CinematographyJacques R. Marquette
Editor(s)Carroll Sax
Running time120 minutes
(with commercials)
Production company(s)Douglas S. Cramer Company
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 27, 1976 (1976-09-27)
Followed byAlexander: The Other Side of Dawn

Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway is a 1976 American made-for-television drama film 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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