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Crack House (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  10 November 1989 (USA)
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Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Steadman
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Dockett
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Lt. Johnson
Cher Butler ...
Melissa (as Cheryl Kay)
Angel Tompkins ...
Mother
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B.T.
Albert Michel Jr. ...
Chico
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Annie
Kenny Edwards ...
Tripper
Joey Green ...
Buzz
Jon Greene ...
Officer Baylor
T. Rodgers ...
Jammer
Louis Rivera ...
Jesus
Willie Hernadez ...
Lou
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Rick Morales (as Greg Gomez Thomsen)
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Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge the killing of his brother by a rival gang. In the course of getting even, Rick is arrested, leaving Melissa without anyone to protect her. She falls in with a crack dealer and quickly becomes addicted to the drug. When she gets sold to a drug kingpin by a minor dealer to pay off a debt, only Rick can save her. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Getting in is easy... Getting out is pure hell.

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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I ragazzi del crack  »

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$862,551 (USA)
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Jammer: G for life! G for life!
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About Crackhouse
5 October 2007 | by (Georgia,United States) – See all my reviews

This film may have been funny in parts but overall it was wrong!I had the misfortune of seeing around age 9.It was supposed to be about a girlfriend and boyfriend that tried to escape slum life but were confronted with the harsh realities of street life-particularly gangs and drugs. I had no idea what I was getting into; and was not looking forward to it. It scarred me for life! They would have been better of just making a straight "hood" or"porno" film anyway. This subject matter here was too serious to be trivialized for sexual kicks.Also, it was bad enough that the girls were drug addicts but they were also sex slaves.Yet another topic that is far from a joke.Other films at least show female drug addicts with some agency and choice about the levels they are willing to stoop to.This film did not even do that.I also did not like the fact that the main villains were mostly black. I am not saying you do not have black men that are this cold.But people seethe black villains all the time.Law Abiding, honest, compassionate black men DO exist. You did have a Latino and White villain; but for the most part,the black men are the villains once again. Anyway, I am not one to think that all films with serious themes should never be funny or entertaining;But this was nothing but a freaky porno film masquerading as an anti-drug message film. Like school on Sunday, just nothing classy about it ;but then again this film obviously made no pretense of going for that. Fine, but this film was a trip!I can't think of any films similar to this one off the top of my head. I have stumbled across films where they have used prison films as sex exploitation films but they did not always disgust me the way this film did. In summary, this film was a hot straight to DVD mess!It gets your attention, but then again car wrecks have the sinking ability to do that too.


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