A group of Australian heroin addicts go out and try to score a hit after a friend overdoses.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally McNee ...
Blonde Girl with Robot
Doc Smith ...
Long Haired Shop Attendant
Russell Kirby ...
Shoplifter / TV Interviewee
Kenny Taylor ...
Store Detective
Wilhelmena Castricum ...
Teddy Bear Thief
Max Gillies ...
Dr. Harry Wolf
Anne Hetherington ...
Tim Robertson ...
Detective
Helen Garner ...
Jo
Carol Porter ...
Phil Motherwell ...
Ed
Dawn Bensing ...
Linda
Gena Brookes ...
Keryn the Junky Girl
Stuart Green ...
Tap Drinking Man
John Laurie ...
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A group of Australian heroin addicts go out and try to score a hit after a friend overdoses.

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You'll laugh. They'll die. See more »

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7 May 1976 (Australia)  »

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Pure Shit  »

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'The Alfred' is the Alfred Hospital, a major hospital in Melbourne. See more »

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Hangman Blues
Written by Martin Armiger
Performed by Steve Hill
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Chasing their next hit
28 September 2004 | by (sydney australia) – See all my reviews

Excellent account of a group of people drawn together in the never ending chase for their next hit. It draws together characters who have just given up, just starting on a path to destruction, people who have already begun a path to crime. Nobody ever considers pulling out they just keep going. The journey includes overdoses, burglary, speed freaks and the blockaid methadone program that became popular in the 70s. The characters seem real and the low quality of the acting only makes them more real. Guys who have to have their hits before the girls, no sex relationships and other reality bites add to the quality of the script. An Excellent film that shows Australians can produce worthwhile films in the drug/road movie genre.


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