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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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Richie Werner: [Richie has taken 'reds' to confront his father about his intervention of going to the police... George has retreated to the basement] YOU! Did you tell those cops I use dope, huh? HUH?
Carol Werner: [Richie throws bucket from basement steps in his father's direction] Richie, stop it!
Richie Werner: I asked you a question! I want an answer, huh?
[picks up an awl and feigns jabs at George]
Richie Werner: Did you tell those cops I use dope? You answer me!
Richie Werner: [George reaches behind himself to a pistol in his toolbox] HUH? I got you now, you answer...
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a great movie
28 August 2001 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This is one movie all teenagers should see. I seen it as a teenager and it really opened my eyes about drugs. How drugs can destroy your life, your family. It was a sad but true movie. If people could just see the pain, maybe they would think twice before trying drugs. To me it was one of the altime great movies. Hopefully it will air soon again on T.V. or come out on video.


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