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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Featured in Saturday Night Live: Helen Hunt/Snoop Doggy Dogg (1994) See more »

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Desperate Lives (Title Song)
by Rick Springfield
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Every child should see
6 December 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Desperate Lives is one of the first movies my family every recorded on our VCR. I was 6 years old when this movie first came out, and I am not sure how old I was when I watched this movie for the first time, but I continued to ask if I could watch it again and again. I continued to watch this movie into my junior high and high school years.

This movie dealt hard with the drug topic and was very relevant for the times. I no longer own a copy of this movie, but would love to see it again. I think it is a great movie where parents or teachers could talk to their kids about drug abuse and their effects and peer pressure.

Because it has been so many years since I have seen this movie, I did not realize that the counselor was Helen Hunt, but I do remember that I was always very impressed by her character.


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