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The Death of Richie (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 10 January 1977
A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

John McGreevey (teleplay), Thomas Thompson (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gazzara ... George Werner
Eileen Brennan ... Carol Werner
Robby Benson ... Richie Werner
Lance Kerwin ... Russell Werner
Shirley O'Hara Shirley O'Hara ... Mrs. Norlon
Jennifer Rhodes ... Elaine
John Zaremba ... Mr. Norlon
Jesse Emmett Jesse Emmett ... Eddie
Charles Fleischer ... Brick
Clint Howard ... Peanuts
Harry Gold Harry Gold ... Mark
Cindy Eilbacher ... Sheila
Susan Pratt Susan Pratt ... Janie
Sean Roche Sean Roche ... Pat
John Friedrich ... Kurt
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A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richie See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sheila: [reading from paper at gravesite service] To us you will exist in the flowers, in the trees, and in all the things of nature that God has given us. Richie, you are now in a world of peace and happiness forever. Pray for us as we pray for you. And somewhere, sometime, we will join you. With love from all your friends.
[she places flowers on Richie's casket and steps back]
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a great movie
28 August 2001 | by bandit29073See all my reviews

This is one movie all teenagers should see. I seen it as a teenager and it really opened my eyes about drugs. How drugs can destroy your life, your family. It was a sad but true movie. If people could just see the pain, maybe they would think twice before trying drugs. To me it was one of the altime great movies. Hopefully it will air soon again on T.V. or come out on video.


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