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Lost Angels (1989)

 -  Drama  -  5 May 1989 (USA)
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A troubled youth from a split Los Angeles family is sent to a private psychiatric hospital after a violent scrape with the police. In the hospital, he makes a connection with one of the doctors who has his own problems.

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A troubled youth from a split Los Angeles family is sent to a private psychiatric hospital after a violent scrape with the police. In the hospital, he makes a connection with one of the doctors who has his own problems.

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When no one cares, it's hard to find your way back home. See more »

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5 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Bukott angyalok  »

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$1,247,946 (USA)
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The mental institution used was Camarillo State Hospital in Camarillo, CA, which was closed and converted to California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). See more »

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Dr. Charles Loftis: We used to say it took a year. Remember? A year to put a kid right. Sure, that just happened to be what the insurance covered. But now they cut it back to two, three months, and presto! we cure them in two or three months.
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Do It Better
Performed by Happy Mondays
Written by Paul Ryder, Shawn Ryder, Mark Day, Paul Davis, Garry Whelen
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Not too bad. Teen drama...
11 July 2005 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Not too bad. It's about these "mental" institutions for teens that were popular in the '80's. I remember seeing the advertisements for these sorts of places back then. "Spring Shadows Glen" and whatnot. As I recall they collapsed in a wave of scandals around the time this movie came out. It's also about alienated teen-agers who have no clue about how fortunate they are, and revel in misery and violence for no apparent reason. And it's also about how a kid can be influenced by older bad kids. Gotta seem tough, you know. The film explored the intersections of these phenomena pretty well, at least until the ending which seemed to belong to a different movie. Donald Sutherland turned in his usual top-notch work. The main character was somebody named Adam Horovitz, who I understand was a member of one of those boy bands that were so popular back then. He does a pretty creditable job with his "tortured teen" role. So many singers and athletes appear in movies that you've got to wonder how hard dramatic acting really is. Anyway this film is OK. Check it out.


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