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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
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Susan Garber
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Ken Baynes
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Carol Cameron
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Robert Walsh
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Mrs. Watson (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
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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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Until today I couldn't remember what the name of the movie was but I remembered the girl from Mommy dearest being in it. I finally pulled out IMDb and looked. All i really remember from the movie was the girl (apparently Helen Hunt) flying through a window. While some will classify this as a "warm fuzzy about saying no" I can say that that scene is EXACTLY what scared me to the point of NOT doing hard core drugs... I dabbled in pot when i was 13 or so and did so for awhile but I would never go harder because i was scared of how I would react. So in my case this movie did its job. I am sure kids today would see it as cheesy but in 1982 I was 6 so i would venture to guess i saw it when i was probably about 10 and it scared me to think those things could happen. I grew up in a small town not knowing about drugs and this really opened my eyes. I can't wait to see it again as i only saw it that one time YEARS ago.


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