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Heroin Town (2004)

The Hotel Hooker was once a quiet rooming house nestled in the suburbs of Connecticut. In the summer of 2003, the national media exploited it as a drug stop, a prostitution ring, and a ... See full summary »

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The Hotel Hooker was once a quiet rooming house nestled in the suburbs of Connecticut. In the summer of 2003, the national media exploited it as a drug stop, a prostitution ring, and a dangerous place to live. Don't believe everything that you hear. Meet the residents of the Hotel Hooker, as they struggle to uncover the truth behind the controversy. This is the story of a town fighting back against their image. This is a story about the lies we read and listen to every day. This is the story about the labels we place and the sterotypes that exist around us. Through intimate and often hilarious interviews, 'Heroin Town' follows the residents of the hotel and the people of Willimantic, Connecticut as they try to restore the damage that destroyed their hometown. It is a story of hope, dedication, humor, and ultimately survival. Written by Anonymous

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A nice place to live.

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23 September 2004 (USA)  »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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Heroin Town - Four out of four stars
3 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Heroin Town, Josh Goldbloom's first feature length film is a rebuttal to a 60 Minutes piece featured in June of 2003. The film takes place in the small Connecticut town of Willimantic dubbed "Heroin Town" by 60 Minutes. The touching and at times humorous story focuses on the everyday struggle of the residents of the Hotel Hooker, the fear the media instills in us, as well as the power it has to change lives. Goldbloom takes you inside the hotel and into the lives of the residents fighting to save their home. Ostracized by the town they should be depending on to save them, they are forced to fight with all that they have. Heroin Town helps the residents tell their side of the story leading you to believe the power of the media and politicians has the ability to change our lives forever.


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