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Angel Dusted (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 February 1981
Jean Stapleton appears with her son John Putch in this story of an affluent working wife and mother whose well-behaved son suddenly falls into the trap of drug abuse.

Director:

Dick Lowry

Writers:

Darlene Craviotto (teleplay), Ursula Etons (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Stapleton ... Betty Eaton
Arthur Hill ... Michael Eaton
John Putch ... Owen Eaton
Darlene Craviotto Darlene Craviotto ... Dr. Joan Gideon
Percy Rodrigues ... Dr. Kevin Hastings
Patrick Cassidy ... Bob Shecky
Ken Michelman Ken Michelman ... Mark Eaton
Brian Andrews ... Andrew Eaton
Helen Hunt ... Lizzie Eaton
Carole Androsky Carole Androsky ... Gretchen (as Carol Androsky)
Jerry Hardin
Charles Lucia ... Jimmy (as Chip Lucia)
Dorothy Neumann ... Mrs. Oblanski
Carol Williard Carol Williard ... Kathy Eaton
Miriam Byrd-Nethery
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Jean Stapleton appears with her son John Putch in this story of an affluent working wife and mother whose well-behaved son suddenly falls into the trap of drug abuse.

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drugs | clinic | flashback | denial | punch | See All (22) »

Genres:

Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel Dust See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

NRW Features See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A troubled family
2 June 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Made at a time when such things as drug abuse, casual or chronic, were not discussed openly and we were blessedly not confronted daily with the reality show dregs of humanity, this film examines a very real problem.

The story of a favored son whose well meaning parents put more pressure on him than they realize to succeed and the way he tries to cope with the stress. Not just the story of someone with a problem this shows how a family has to learn to rework years of structured life and come to an understanding of each other. Full of quality work from all, John Putch playing son to his real life mother Jean Stapleton is excellent in the lead and Arthur Hill wonderful as his father. But it's really Jean Stapleton who drives this film with her powerful work as a mother who has tried her best and now must struggle to understand how sometimes even that is not enough. Worth the time to seek out.


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