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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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Werner
Carol Werner
Richie Werner
Russell Werner
Shirley O'Hara ...
Mrs. Norlon
Mr. Norlon
Jesse Emmett ...
Harry Gold ...
Cindy Eilbacher ...
Susan Pratt ...
Sean Roche ...
John Friedrich ...


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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Richie  »

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1.33 : 1
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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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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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