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Desperate Lives (1982)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  3 March 1982 (USA)
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A brother and sister get caught up in the drug scene in their local high school, with tragic results.

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Eileen Phillips
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Scott Cameron
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Sandy Cameron
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Dr. Jarvis
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Stan
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John Cameron
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Coach
Tricia Cast ...
Susan Garber
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Ken Baynes
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Carol Cameron
Michele Greene ...
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Robert Walsh
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Mrs. Watson (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Aggie Terry ...
Cindy
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Mary
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A brother and sister get caught up in the drug scene in their local high school, with tragic results.

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Who's killing young kids with drugs and crime?

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3 March 1982 (USA)  »

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Angel Dust  »

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The drugs Steve gives Sandy to snort move from his pinkie to his index finger and back between shots. See more »

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Desperate Lives
Written and Sung by Rick Springfield
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This was a great movie
18 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie back when it first came out on cable I believe . And I loved it . I have since tried to find it to rent or even buy but I never find it. I could always remember Helen Hunt ( she made quite an impression) but always thought the brother was played by Christian Slater.I believe that this is a movie I could watch over and over and still enjoy it. The closing scene in the pep rally was so intense that for say 15 or 20 years it has stuck with me. I as a mother would actually like to get a copy to show to my own children. This movie reminds me of a time when movies had plots and weren't always raunchy with over rated sex scenes. Defiantly a movie to watch if you have teenagers. And as a teenager myself a few years back , who grew up in a small town , it wasn't all that unrealistic to see the drug use in small town America. And I believe today this movie would still have an extreme impact on teen viewers. Two thumbs way up and 10 stars .


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