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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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Lech Kowalski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Spacely John Spacely ... Self
Steven Shingles Steven Shingles ... Self
Claude du Sorbier Claude du Sorbier ... Self
Eddie Eddie ... Self
Osualdo Vasquez Osualdo Vasquez ... Self
Ray Ray ... Self
Cliff Weiss Cliff Weiss ... Self
Renee Tenenbaum Renee Tenenbaum ... Self
Jesse the Mess Jesse the Mess ... Self
Dave Fargie Dave Fargie ... Self
Robin McGill Robin McGill ... Self
Scott Colombo Scott Colombo ... Self
Joe McGill Joe McGill ... Self
John McGill John McGill ... Self
Little Little ... Self
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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:

THE LOWER EAST SIDE. Dealers. Pushers. Shooting galleries. Getting off. There's No Place Like Home. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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The Message
Performed by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Courtesy of Sugar Hill Record
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Realistic doc
12 April 2019 | by lifesoboringSee all my reviews

Actually seems to be classified as a fake doc. The staged looking parts were mildly annoying and jarring, but big deal. The spirit of it is all real. And some nice filmmaking, creative photography. We see the real down and out impoverished streets, the total drug neighborhood. The music is raw and primitive. Like the clothing styles too. The filmmakers got very intimate with the characters in the film.


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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color
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