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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The Road Home  »

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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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Love Long Gone
Performed by The Royal Court of China
Written by Joe Blanton & Chris Mekow
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Lost Angels
12 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found the movie to be very interesting.

It is about the complexities involved with living in the 80's in southern California.

The southern California area, this movie deals with, has those societal dynamics because of the different cultures involved.

Someone that is not a citizen of southern California might find the movie hard to relate to but it is still worth seeing.

If you want a window into what sometimes happens here in southern California you must see the movie.

How do I know? I lived a similar life.


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