This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her relationship with Bobby the stability she craves. She becomes addicted too, and life goes downhill for them both as their addiction deepens, eventually leading to a series of betrayals. But, in spite of it all, the relationship between Bobby and Helen endures.Written by
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Pacino's performance in this film made Francis Ford Coppola choose him for the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather. See more »
[45:50] Boom microphone (and camera) visible in the upper right hand corner near the end of the stick ball game. See more »
[pawning a TV set]
This is UHF! You get everything on here. You want Chicago, you get Chicago. You get Turkey, I hear on this thing. Come on.
I'll give you fifteen dollars, okay?
Esther, I'm a dope addict.
I heard that before. Why don't you give me something new.
I'm a sex-crazed dope fiend.
Come on, here, I'll give you twenty dollars, huh. Twenty dollars!
I'm dyin' from the dope, Esther.
And I'm dyin' from hunger.
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This is one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen. It is very real and grisly looking, not polished with the horrible artificial lighting you see nowadays in films. Bobby and Helen are addicts whose lives are going nowhere, they just can't get out of their destructive lifestyle. The scenes of the characters shooting up, tricking, and hanging in the brutal streets of 1970's New York are very realistic. Makes "Trainspotting" look like a Disney cartoon.
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