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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 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:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

This Time You Lose
Performed by Bernie Worrell
Recorded at Atlantic Studios
Courtesy of Invasion Records
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fascinating especially with the commentary
22 January 2006 | by starkweatherfilmSee all my reviews

This picture is really great as a timepiece showing soho and the lower east side as it was.

For those of us who spent significant time there there was an ethereal sense of that time and place which Mr. Kowalski has captured wonderfully.

It is not like that anymore.

Mr. Kowalski's commentary was really very informational and the film is actually in many ways more entertaining with the commentary than without.

Spacely is also great portraying but one of many people who are no longer with us due to aids and needles.


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