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Synanon (1965)

 -  Drama  -  31 August 1967 (Mexico)
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This film chronicles the goings on at Synanon House, a rehabilitation center for people with all kinds of addictions. Chuck Dederich, a recovering alcoholic, founded and runs Synanon House.

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Chuck Dederich
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Ben
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Joaney Adamic
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Zankie Albo
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Reid Kimble
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Mary (as Barbara Luna)
Alejandro Rey ...
Chris
Richard Evans ...
Hopper
Gregory Morton ...
Vince
Chanin Hale ...
Arline
K.C. Townsend ...
Pruddy (as Casey Townsend)
Larry Kert ...
Bob Adamic
Bernie Hamilton ...
Pete
Mark Sturges ...
Joe Mann
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This film chronicles the goings on at Synanon House, a rehabilitation center for people with all kinds of addictions. Chuck Dederich, a recovering alcoholic, founded and runs Synanon House.

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"Synanon" ... where dope fiends fight their way back! Some make it ... some don't ... this is the story of both kinds! See more »

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31 August 1967 (Mexico)  »

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Get Off My Back  »

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Original advertising art featured a sketch of Alex Cord's character plunging a syringe into his arm - but the needle was covered by a black censorship block when the image was distributed as newspaper ads, poster art and as cover art of the soundtrack album. See more »

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Too much gloss and not enough grit...still a worthwhile drama, with good performances
25 March 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Dramatization of real-life Synanon House, a Santa Monica-based rehabilitation center for hardcore drug addicts (many of them recent parolees). Heroin-user Alex Cord butts heads with former prison adversary Chuck Conners, while Stella Stevens sorts out relations with her ex-husband and struggles to stay off the streets. A bit glamorous in its depiction of life in the gutter, perhaps due to the kicky fashions and the ocean-front locale, though director Richard Quine is quick to underline the narrative with bitterness and regret. Not as moving as it should have been, but still quite potent. Harry Stradling Jr.'s black-and-white cinematography is excellent, as is Neal Hefti's jazzy score. **1/2 from ****


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