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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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Sheila: [reading from paper at gravesite service] To us you will exist in the flowers, in the trees, and in all the things of nature that God has given us. Richie, you are now in a world of peace and happiness forever. Pray for us as we pray for you. And somewhere, sometime, we will join you. With love from all your friends.
[she places flowers on Richie's casket and steps back]
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15 April 2004 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

There were many anti-drug made for TV movies in the 1970s. This is probably the best one of the lot (outside of "Go Ask Alice"). Robbie Benson was excellent in the role of a troubled teen who is caught up in drug addiction. There was a scene where he was in his room, crying after a particularly bad day at high school. Benson did an exemplary job of showing the kid's isolation and loneliness. Ben Gazarra was also excellent in the role of the father who ultimately has to made a hard decision concerning his son. I remember being outraged at the ending, but looking back on it, I understand why it had to come to that conclusion. I have noticed that some made for TV films have been released on video and DVD. This one should be released as well.


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