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Crack House (1989)

Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an... See full summary »


Michael Fischa


Blake Schaffer, Jack Silverman (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Brown ... Steadman
Anthony Geary ... Dockett
Richard Roundtree ... Lt. Johnson
Cher Butler Cher Butler ... Melissa (as Cheryl Kay)
Gregg Thomsen ... Rick Morales (as Greg Gomez Thomsen)
Angel Tompkins ... Mother
Clyde Jones Clyde Jones ... B.T. (as Clyde R. Jones)
Albert Michel Jr. Albert Michel Jr. ... Chico
Heidi Thomas ... Annie
Kenny Edwards Kenny Edwards ... Tripper (as Kenneth Edwards)
Joey Green Joey Green ... Buzz
Jon Greene Jon Greene ... Officer Baylor
T. Rodgers T. Rodgers ... Jammer
Louis A. Rivera Louis A. Rivera ... Jesus (as Louis Rivera)
Willie Hernadez Willie Hernadez ... Lou


Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge the killing of his brother by a rival gang. In the course of getting even, Rick is arrested, leaving Melissa without anyone to protect her. She falls in with a crack dealer and quickly becomes addicted to the drug. When she gets sold to a drug kingpin by a minor dealer to pay off a debt, only Rick can save her. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Getting in is easy... Getting out is pure hell.


Action | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I ragazzi del crack See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Silverman Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Quentin Tarantino is a fan of the film and has screened it several times at the Alamo Drafthouse in Texas. See more »


Rick Morales: Fuck you, fucker!
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Alternate Versions

UK video versions are cut 26 seconds for an '18' rating. See more »


Written by M. Holden, S. Legassic and P. Buneta
Performed by Veronica
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Revenge of the 80's: Anti-Drug exploitation classics.
3 February 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Crack House (1989) was one of the few film during the 80's that falls into this genre. What's supposed to be an anti-drug film turns out to be nothing more than some white-exploitation exercise in depravity. There's nothing wrong with that however. The video presentation even has an anti-drug message from one of the stars of the show Richard "turncoat" Roundtree,

The movie follows two young lovers in high school. One of them is a quasi tough guy and the other is his girl. One of them get's turned out by a mutual friend whilst the other is given a trip to the slam and is later on given a chance to get back at his ex-friends. Jim Brown appears as the movie's "Mister Big", he's one bad dude who still can punk-out anybody and is a very sadistic guy who likes to smack his hoes and beat the tar out of those who try to defy his word. Luke from General Hospital makes a guest star spot as well.

If you like hard edge sleaze then this movie's for you. Sadly, Hollywood doesn't make these any more and when they do, it's neither exploitative nor entertaining.

Recommended for sleaze fans.

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