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Gringo (1985)

R | | Drama | 22 November 1985 (USA)
Critically Acclaimed documentary from director Lech Kowalski (DOA) following the life and times of a down-and-out heroin addict in 1980s New York.

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John Spacely ...
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Steven Shingles ...
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Claude du Sorbier ...
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Eddie ...
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Osualdo Vasquez ...
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Ray ...
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Cliff Weiss ...
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Renee Tenenbaum ...
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Jesse the Mess ...
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Dave Fargie ...
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Robin McGill ...
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Scott Colombo ...
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Joe McGill ...
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John McGill ...
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Critically Acclaimed documentary from director Lech Kowalski (DOA) following the life and times of a down-and-out heroin addict in 1980s New York.

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THE LOWER EAST SIDE. Dealers. Pushers. Shooting galleries. Getting off. There's No Place Like Home. See more »

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fascinating especially with the commentary
22 January 2006 | by (Van Nuys, CA) – See all my reviews

This picture is really great as a timepiece showing soho and the lower east side as it was.

For those of us who spent significant time there there was an ethereal sense of that time and place which Mr. Kowalski has captured wonderfully.

It is not like that anymore.

Mr. Kowalski's commentary was really very informational and the film is actually in many ways more entertaining with the commentary than without.

Spacely is also great portraying but one of many people who are no longer with us due to aids and needles.


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