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Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  14 July 1971 (USA)
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A "straight" couple dabbles in drugs and become heroin addicts.

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Credited cast:
Clifton Tip Fredell ...
Tip
Kit Ryder ...
Male Hustler
Billy Gray ...
City Life
Bob Graham ...
Little Boy
Nancy Wheeler ...
Nancy
Russ Knight ...
Weird Beard
William A. Fraker ...
The Cellist
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Arnie Ginsberg ...
Woo Woo
Stephen Parks ...
Money Man (as Stephen L. Parks)
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A "straight" couple dabbles in drugs and become heroin addicts.

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Wind it up baby, the Solid Gold Weekend is coming to a close...

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In July, 1998, Billy Gray settled a libel suit he brought against noted film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, known for his annual guides on available movies and videos. In all guides from 1974 to 1998, Maltin mistakenly listed Mr. Gray as a real-life drug addict and pusher in the critique of this film. Billy appeared in the film only as an actor. Part of the suit brought against 'Leonard Maltin' required that he publicly apologize for the 27-year long defamation of character. He did so, during a press conference, on the morning of July 18, 1998. See more »

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21 July 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Dusty and Sweets McGee is a plotless, episodic look at the days and nights of Los Angeles junkies circa 1971. This mournful, elegiac film is a truly unique entry in its genre, its cast of real life hopheads lending it a bittersweet tinge offset by a marvelous soundtrack of jaunty oldies. Blue Moon, Duke of Earl, The Loco-Motion...these were the songs these young people grew up listening to in happier, simpler times, and now they're the soundtrack of their rapidly disintegrating lives. There's even a perfectly selected Van Morrison tune, Into the Mystic, and a magnificent composition by the unfairly neglected Jake Holmes. The first and best film of director Floyd Mutrux's on again off again Hollywood career, Dusty and Sweets McGee is an amazing time capsule that all serious film fans should try to see.


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