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Story of a Junkie (1985)

Gringo (original title)
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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Claude du Sorbier ...
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Osualdo Vasquez ...
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Ray ...
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Jesse the Mess ...
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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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It hits on you. It hustles. It gets off. It shoots. It overdoses. It risks. It deals. It bags. It loves. It feels. It loses. It wins. It survives. See more »

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Terrible story line, about a terrible subject.
28 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie has real drug abuse and bad acting scenes. May be worth showing your suburban kids if they know nothing about heroin abuse. It is a scary and depressing film, and can get very boring.

The VHS edition contains an interview with Lech Kowalski (the director) by Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Studios President). It's on a street corner like he's catching her on the way to the store. It's a very poor addition to this garbage. Gee, I wonder if I should ge the DVD for more exciting additions to this trash.

Kaufman said it was better then "Train Spotting". I would definitely suggests "Train Spotting" rather than this film.


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