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Synanon (1965)

Approved | | Drama | 31 August 1967 (Mexico)
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 ...
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Pruddy (as Casey Townsend)
Larry Kert ...
Bob Adamic
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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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Life Magazine Calls Synanon House "A Tunnel Back Into The Human Race!" See more »

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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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The Whiffenpoof Song
Music by Rudy Vallee & Robert Merrill, Lyrics by George S. Pomeroy & Meade Minnigerode
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Addicts Try To 'Get Clean' @ Famed SYNANON HOUSE
2 April 2003 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

One of the first movies to show drug addicts & their attempts to 'get clean'. Main character 'Joaney' played by the great STELLA STEVENS is an addict that is trying to straighten out her life and get custody of her son. She is attending counseling sessions at the famed SYNANON HOUSE in sunny California. Lots of good acting support from off-key sources like EARTHA KITT. Overall, film is average.


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