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Union Square (2003)

UNION SQUARE is a powerful look into the world of homeless heroin addicts UNION SQUARE captures the true and painful essence of drug addiction and drug - HEROIN. Stealing, shelters, hustling, detox and rehab - all is revealed in this

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Mike Hatten
Ron Klepper
Cheyenne Webber
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UNION SQUARE is a powerful look into the world of homeless heroin addicts that live in UNION SQUARE PARK New York City. Peer into the lives if seven individuals that allowed cameras to follow and capture their trials and tribulations while living and hustling on the streets of New York City UNION SQUARE captures the true and painful essence of drug addiction and seven 20 something year-olds will do to maintain a habit that has trapped them in a vicious cycle. It reveals what they may have all lost and what they may possibly gain while being in the grips on one of the most powerfully addictive drug - HEROIN. Stealing, shelters, hustling, detox and rehab - all is revealed in this in-depth documentary by Stephen J. Szklarski Written by Anonymous

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A journey into the world of heroin and the streets of New York City

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Rated R for strong graphic depiction of drug addiction, and language | See all certifications »
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21 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Artless documentary
1 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Union Square is an interesting, but artless, documentary; with the subject matter and a colorful cast of main characters it could have been much better.

Viewers who aren't familiar with Union Square in New York City will learn nothing of the neighborhood. Where does Union Square sit in relation to other Manhattan landmarks? What are the immediately surrounding blocks like? Who hangs out in Union Square other than the heroin users? What are relations like between the police and the users? What about neighborhood merchants and the users? Also, the repeated use of five or six talking heads should have been broken up with, perhaps, newsreel footage about the history of drug use in that neighborhood, movie or literary treatments of the subject matter, etc.


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