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Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)

R  |   |  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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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At the very beginning of the film, the following disclaimer is provided: "Pam and Larry, Tip, Kit Ryder, Dusty, Sweets, Armen and Bobby Graham are real people, they are not actors. The dealers, characters who do exist, are portrayed by actors." See more »

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extra eyes ...... Laszlo Kovacs, Bobby Byrne, Richard Colean See more »

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References Performance (1970) See more »

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Runaway
Written by Del Shannon (as Charles Westover) and Max Crook (as Max T. Crook)
Performed by Del Shannon
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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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