(aka Operation: Runaway, aka The Runaways)


DIRECTOR: William Wiard

STARS: Robert Reed, Terri Nunn, Scott Baio (Stoned, Happy Days), Michael Biehn, Ruth Cox,

SYNOPSIS: Feature length pilot episode of the 70's television show The Runaways (aka Operation: Runaway). You might expect this to be a super campy 70's TV film but it's actually way above average. Robert Reed is great as the private investigator who specializes in finding teen runaways. He's firm when he needs to be but adds just the right dose of humor to lighten things up. One case has him chasing down a scrappy Scott Baio as a confused kid who forms a bond of respect with Reed. The main story has a troubled teenage girl (Terri Nunn, future singer of "Berlin") who suffers from split personality. To make matters worse her alter ego is a hardened prostitute! The film goes back and forth between Reed's efforts to find Nunn and her sleazy descent from innocent street hooker to high class call girl. Nunn (who was only 17 when she made this!) gives a surprisingly solid performance as she snaps back and forth, ala Sybil, from one personality to the other. She talks to herself, laughs maniacally, gets beat up by a john and doesn't even recognize her own father. Michael Biehn has a small role as Reed's adopted son. Highly recommended for lover's of 70's television sleaze.

*For more see:
Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker, Sarah T. / Boy Who Drank Too Much, Close to Home and People Next Door

Fullscreen / Color

Region Free NTSC dvd-R

BLUE dvd case (above image is the front cover art)

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