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The Death of Richie (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  10 January 1977 (USA)
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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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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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George Werner: [Richie stumbles out of his room, obviously stoned... George and Carol are watching from the dinner table] That promise you and your buddies made me didn't last long, did it?
Richie Werner: What we do is no business of yours.
George Werner: Well, then I'll let the police handle it.
[Richie tries to walk past George, who blocks him in]
Richie Werner: [snarling] Get out of my way...
George Werner: You're not going anywhere!
Richie Werner: You better do what I tell you, man!
[pats breast pocket of his jacket]
Richie Werner: I got a razor right here, you stand there and I'll use it!
Carol Werner: [...]
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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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