Working class mother becomes addicted to heroin, and soon her life falls apart.



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Working class mother becomes addicted to heroin, and soon her life falls apart.

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19 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Der kalte Hauch des Todes  »

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Pure Entertainment!
23 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film! Markie Post is really great in it. I saw it on lifetime, and it's in the same entertaining class as films like: 'The Betty Broderick Story', 'Locked Up: A Mother's Rage', etc.... {which, by the way, are also very good, entertaining films!} It's an over the top drama, about a single mother who tries to break away from her middle-class, predictable personality. This movie is just pure entertainment! It doesn't have to be a realistic look at heroin addiction. But, it does show how any "regular" middle class person can (& they do!) get addicted to heroin. Junkies aren't just homeless uneducated people on the street. {By the way, if you do watch it, check out how the kid bosses his mother around! Spoiled!} 8 out of 10 stars.

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