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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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Junk
7 November 2000 | by (Centerville, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie, a lovely "just-say-no" message wrapped up in a thin plot, contains more unintentional humor than anything else. Things to look for: Kids making PCP in the high school chemistry lab. Helen Hunt diving headfirst out of a second-story window (after her boyfriend convinces her to try his homemade PCP). A locker check (in a small-town high school) that turns up more drugs and paraphenalia than the evidence room at a busy LAPD precinct. The entire student body realizing what terrible things drugs are and adding another twenty pounds of assorted stuff to what's been pulled out of the lockers and burned. This movie isn't quite as trashy as "Reefer Madness," but it's in the same ballpark.


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