A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.

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George Werner
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Carol Werner
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Richie Werner
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Russell Werner
Shirley O'Hara ...
Mrs. Norlon
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Elaine
John Zaremba ...
Mr. Norlon
Jesse Emmett ...
Eddie
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Brick
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Peanuts
Harry Gold ...
Mark
Cindy Eilbacher ...
Sheila
Susan Pratt ...
Janie
Sean Roche ...
Pat
John Friedrich ...
Kurt
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A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.

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Richie Werner: [Richie has taken 'reds' to confront his father about his intervention of going to the police... George has retreated to the basement] YOU! Did you tell those cops I use dope, huh? HUH?
Carol Werner: [Richie throws bucket from basement steps in his father's direction] Richie, stop it!
Richie Werner: I asked you a question! I want an answer, huh?
[picks up an awl and feigns jabs at George]
Richie Werner: Did you tell those cops I use dope? You answer me!
Richie Werner: [George reaches behind himself to a pistol in his toolbox] HUH? I got you now, you answer...
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This is exactly what drugs do
30 July 2001 | by (Keller, Texas) – See all my reviews

Death of Richie could be the greatest drug movie ever made. Robbie Benson turns in an Oscar caliber performance as Richie and the scene where his trip-out room gets busted is destined to go down in movie history as one of the finest film sequences ever.


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