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Self Medicated (2005)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  June 2005 (USA)
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Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence ... See full summary »

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Louise Eriksen
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Andrew Eriksen
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Dan Jones
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Keith
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Nicole
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Seth Calenes
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Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young man is now headed for self-destruction. Andrew's mother, helpless to control her son and fighting an addiction of her own, refuses to watch idly as her only child destroys himself. As a last resort, she hires a private company to forcibly kidnap and confine him in a locked-down and corrupt psychiatric hospital. As Andrew is subjected to the secret physical and emotional abuses of the program something inside him is re-awakened. He must somehow get free to save what's left of his life, but to do that, he knows he must first face his own demons head-on. Written by ThinkFilm

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Rated R for substance abuse, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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$450,000 (estimated)

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$60,168 (USA) (31 August 2007)

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$98,830 (USA) (21 September 2007)
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Andrew Eriksen: You got a Bible verse memorized for it and everything, huh?
Gabe: Here's another one you ought to think about. "It's better to put it in the belly of a whore than on the ground."
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This movie gave me hope.
24 July 2006 | by (San Luis Obispo) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the San Luis Obispo film festival and it made a real impression on me.

Self Medicated was the best move I have ever seen, and will probably ever see in the future.

It hit me really close to home, a friend of mine went through very similar circumstances, but, unfortunately, his story shows no signs of a happy ending.

This movie gave me hope, and taught me that all is not lost.

There is still a chance that he will come out of this...no matter how remote that chance is! I was really hurt by what had happened with my friend, and my friends and family gave me words of encouragement, but nothing helped me through the whole ordeal better than watching this movie! I REALLY can't thank you enough!


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