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Sweet Nothing (1995)

R | | Drama | 6 September 1996 (USA)
Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--... See full summary »

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Angelo
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Joyce Phillips ...
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Ray
Lisa Louise Langford ...
Edna (as Lisa Langford)
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Young Richie
Raymond McRinna ...
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Greg
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Claire Imperioli ...
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Dan Imperioli ...
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Michelle Casey ...
Annie (as Michele Casey)
Carlos Yensi ...
Jose
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Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for the family. Three years later, Angel is still dealing, and has not saved any money, instead spending it on crack. His addiction grows, straining his friendship and his family life, and he gradually loses control. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Rated R for pervasive drug use, strong language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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$22,910 (USA) (6 September 1996)

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$79,249 (USA) (20 September 1996)
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Filmed in 1993. See more »

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Good movie about the destruction of drug addiction
20 March 2015 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I literally looked everywhere for this movie: online, in stores, and in bargain boxes - and yet I couldn't find one copy. I finally ordered a used VHS tape from America, and was able to watch it.

I seriously don't understand why this film never went to DVD. It's a really good, decent, but terrifying movie about a normal, every day family man consumed by crack addiction. His perfect world and mind is torn apart by his drug abuse and dealing, and his family falls apart from him.

This is an early, rare gem of a movie in Michael Imperioli's career, pre-Sopranos. Mira Sorvino had just won her Oscar and is brilliant as the struggling, long suffering wife. Siskle and Ebert gave two thumbs up for the movie, and it was highly praised by everyone who had seen it at the time that it premiered. So it baffles me why it was never released.

I'm so glad I finally got to see it, however. It's a fine add to the collection of anti-drug movies, along with Trainspotting, Requiem for a dream and A Scanner Darkly.


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