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Rick Kirkham was a successful TV reporter, and could have been a major U.S. television profile if it hadn't been for his massive drug and alcohol abuse. Kirkham filmed his life every day with a video camera from the age of 14 years. On the basis of his video material the story of his life is told in this documentary. Written by HardHouseClubber

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Proof That Crack is Wack
8 July 2014 | by (the outskirts of Tinytown) – See all my reviews

This movie seemed poorly edited and agonizingly repetitive. But it's kind of funny to imagine your local news anchor as a closet crackhead, and that's what we have here. A view of drug abuse so unvarnished that I was almost hoping this jerk would somehow quickly drop dead so I wouldn't have to continue listening to his drug addled rants. And if it was that bad for me, it was clearly worse for his kids and wife. This should be filed under "Things not to say in front of your children".

For some reason I was expecting to see a movie about the entire lifespan of some dude who really liked watching TV. Instead I got 2 years in the life of a crackhead. 2 years, that was 95% of it. What happened to the rest? And did I just see that Dan Rather is listed as one of the actors/stars of the movie? Are you f-ing serious?! He was on screen for maybe 5 seconds total.... not speaking I don't think, just grinning.

I know a few things about drug abuse. The best thing about this movie is that it doesn't glorify it for an instant. It shows the ugly and it shows a guy who threw away his family and he threw away his TV career. I don't subscribe to the whole "disease" excuse thing. I don't buy it. I've been there. It's a choice. Most people who fall into it continue to make bad choices until they either wake up dead or they eventually decide to do something different. I don't have much more than a minute amount of sympathy. And of course this exact story could have just as easily been about an ordinary everyday alcoholic who ruins his life and his family's life just like this crackhead did. Happens every day.


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