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Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Sport  -  17 April 2000 (USA)
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When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Hanson
Sophie Hanson
Molly White
Brian Hanson
Ed Hanson
Orin Krieg
Mallory Margel ...
Chloe Hanson
David Lebeff
Pixie Bigelow ...
Anna Roche
Sheila Brand ...
Jim Codrington ...
Police Officer
Steve Cumyn ...
Roger Dunn ...
Coach Lucky


Max Hanson is a gifted artist. But he likes ice hockey better. His mother puts him under constant pressure to pursue his artistic career. He finally collapses under this pressure when he falls for classmate Molly who introduces him to parties and drugs. Everything goes down from there with Max losing all he cares for: Ice hockey and even Molly. After running away from home his mom tries to bring him back but not without the final confrontation. Written by <>

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10 out of 10 - easily
3 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is definitely the best, if not then one of the best movies ever to highlight the teenage lifestyle we go through. The film actually brought a tear to my eye - the first film EVER to do so - and the storyline was nothing what I had imagined it to be. Finally, we have a film that truly does show teenage drug culture at it's worst (and best, in a way). It's kind of a Pete Doherty story (or would be if he would sort himself out!), and I'm afraid I have to admit, had I not watched Phone Booth before Purple Haze, I probably would have cried! My girlfriend and I watched it last night, and I had to grip her hand at parts, it got to me that much. It's one of those films that, if you don't see things before, this will put everything (and life, in general) into perspective. 5 star, 10 out of 10, 100%, A*, A+ rating for Trapped In A Purple Haze.

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