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The Young Runaways (1968)

Approved | | Drama | 24 May 1969 (Japan)
Follows the lives of three unrelated teenagers as they run away from their respective homes, each for different reasons. Arriving in Chicago, one tries to make good with his life only to ... See full summary »

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Arthur Dreifuss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Bundy ... Shelley Allen
Kevin Coughlin ... Dewey Norson
Lloyd Bochner ... Raymond Marquis Allen
Patty McCormack ... Deanie Donford
Lynn Bari ... Mrs. Donford
Norman Fell ... Mr. Donford
Quentin Dean ... Joanne
Richard Dreyfuss ... Terry
Dick Sargent ... Freddy 'Sage'
James Edwards ... Sgt. Joe Collyer
Hortense Petra Hortense Petra ... Mrs. Morse
Isabel Sanford ... Sarah
Stacey Gregg Stacey Gregg ... Alicia (as Stacy Maxwell)
Cynthia Hull Cynthia Hull ... Carol Mae
Ken Del Conte Ken Del Conte ... Loch Riccano
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Follows the lives of three unrelated teenagers as they run away from their respective homes, each for different reasons. Arriving in Chicago, one tries to make good with his life only to find it a little more difficult than he had imagined; one falls in with "the rock and roll set" and comes to a violent end; and one gets mixed up with prostitutes, but comes good in the end. Shows things from both the parents' side and the kids' side. The underlying story is that you can't solve your problems on the road if you can't solve them at home. Written by Kevin Steinhauer {K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU}

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Whatever they're doing...Wherever they're going...There's no stopping See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1969 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Jovens Fugitivos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Lynn Bari. See more »

Goofs

When one of the characters steals a car, we are shown the key is in the ignition to the right of the steering wheel. However, the thief sits down, holds the steering wheel with his right hand, and gestures forward with his left hand as if to start the car. We hear car start sounds which is not possible from hand placement. See more »

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The Young Runaways
Words by Kevin Coughlin
Music by Fred Karger and Kevin Coughlin
Performed by Arthur Prysock
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You don't want to end up like this, students!
4 September 1998 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

In 1974, our vice-principal -- who was also our guidance counselor -- made us watch this film. We were in Grade 8, it was the last week of school before the summer holidays, and we were soon going to experience the frightening world of high school.

Needless to say, we were completely absorbed. Our vice-principal's attempt to scare us straight certainly worked. To this day, I have never stolen a car! Thanks, Richard Dreyfuss.


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