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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10 January 1977 (USA)  »

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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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A super movie
10 November 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie many times. (I recorded it off TV). It really does show what dope can do to you and your family. If you ever get a chance to see it SEE IT!!. It'll be worth every minute. Benson and Gazzara give off true Oscar performances. They would have got my vote as best actor and supporting if it had been a theatrical released movie and up for nominations.


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