Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway Poster

Release Date: 1976

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Fed up with the constant humiliation she endures from her alcoholic mother, teenager Dawn Wetherby (Eve Plumb) decides to run away from home to what she believes will be a better life in Hollywood, Calif. Upon arriving, however, she quickly finds that no one will employ a girl so young, and in no time is led into a life of prostitution by smooth-talking pimp Swan (Bo Hopkins). Despite her dire circumstances, she finds solace in her friendship with a male hustler named Alex (Leigh McCloskey).

Cast: Eve Plumb, Leigh McCloskey, Bo Hopkins, Lynn Carlin, William Schallert, Anne Seymour, Joan Prather, Marguerite DeLain

Director: Randal Kleiser

Genres: Drama

Keywords: School, Gritty, Growing up, Fall, 1970s