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Story of a Junkie (1985)

Gringo (original title)
Critically Acclaimed documentary from director Lech Kowalski (DOA) following the life and times of a down-and-out heroin addict in 1980s New York.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Spacely John Spacely ... Himself
Steven Shingles Steven Shingles ... Himself
Claude du Sorbier Claude du Sorbier ... Himself
Eddie Eddie ... Himself
Osualdo Vasquez Osualdo Vasquez ... Himself
Ray Ray ... Himself
Cliff Weiss Cliff Weiss ... Himself
Renee Tenenbaum Renee Tenenbaum ... Himself
Jesse the Mess Jesse the Mess ... Himself
Dave Fargie Dave Fargie ... Himself
Robin McGill Robin McGill ... Himself
Scott Colombo Scott Colombo ... Himself
Joe McGill Joe McGill ... Himself
John McGill John McGill ... Himself
Little Little ... Himself
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Critically Acclaimed documentary from director Lech Kowalski (DOA) following the life and times of a down-and-out heroin addict in 1980s New York.

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Taglines:

It hits on you. It hustles. It gets off. It shoots. It overdoses. It risks. It deals. It bags. It loves. It feels. It loses. It wins. It survives. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Story of a Junkie See more »

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Mono

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Color
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This Time You Lose
Performed by Bernie Worrell
Recorded at Atlantic Studios
Courtesy of Invasion Records
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Terrible story line, about a terrible subject.
28 September 2002 | by producer-3See all my reviews

This movie has real drug abuse and bad acting scenes. May be worth showing your suburban kids if they know nothing about heroin abuse. It is a scary and depressing film, and can get very boring.

The VHS edition contains an interview with Lech Kowalski (the director) by Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Studios President). It's on a street corner like he's catching her on the way to the store. It's a very poor addition to this garbage. Gee, I wonder if I should ge the DVD for more exciting additions to this trash.

Kaufman said it was better then "Train Spotting". I would definitely suggests "Train Spotting" rather than this film.


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