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Death Drug (1978)

PG-13 | | Drama
A young man in Los Angeles dreams of striking it big as a singer in the music business. One day he gets signed to a big record contract, but along with the fame and money he develops an addiction to the drug PCP.

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Jesse
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Carolyn (as Verne Watson)
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Doctor
Frankie Crocker ...
Drug dealer
John Poole ...
Record executive
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Melvin
Chip Branton ...
Ricky
Robert Burgos ...
Record executive
The Gap Band ...
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Tony Major ...
Friend of Jesse
Ric Mancino ...
Mr. Simms (as Rick Mancini)
Larry McCormick ...
Newscaster
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A young man in Los Angeles dreams of striking it big as a singer in the music business. One day he gets signed to a big record contract, but along with the fame and money he develops an addiction to the drug PCP.

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The first hit didn't cost him anything .

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Whack Attack  »

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Additional material was added to the home video release such as an intro and outro by Philip Michael Thomas, talking about his acting accomplishments (including his role as Detective Ricardo Tubbs in Miami Vice (1984)) and the dangers of drugs. Notably Philip Michael Thomas music video of his song "Just The Way I Planned It" was inserted into the film to create the impression it was performed by "Jesse" the main character. The additional material also includes newly filmed segments inserted into the original movie. See more »

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Just The Way I Planned It
Written & Sung By Phillip Michael Thomas
Courtesy of Atlantic Records & Tapes
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Simply Incredible
28 March 2004 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

This is without a doubt the funniest movie I've ever seen. From the intro and outro, the sheer brilliance of Philip Michael Thomas shines like a beacon for bad movie lovers everywhere! The best part, although its hard to choose one from this incredible work, is the totally out of place 1980s Philip Michael Thomas video that is ungracefully dumped right in the middle of the damn thing. This movie rules, bottom line, if you find it buy it! Don't even rent it, just buy it. Please God, or whoever chooses which movies make it to DVD, put this on a DVD and I will live the rest of my life in a convalescent bliss. 10/ 10


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