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The Death of Richie (1977)

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
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Mr. Norlon
Jesse Emmett ...
Eddie
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Brick
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Peanuts
Harry Gold ...
Mark
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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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Carol Werner: [Carol has come into Richie's room on Christmas Eve to fetch him to socialize with his extended family... he's laying on his bed smoking a joint. Carol is shocked and dismayed] Put that out. Put it out and get out there and say hello to Grandma and Grandpa.
[Richie doesn't respond]
Carol Werner: Oh, please Richie... not tonight. It's Christmas Eve, please. Please get up and come with me.
Richie Werner: [slurred] I can't, Mom... I can't.
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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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