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Lost Angels (1989)

R | | Drama | 5 May 1989 (USA)
A troubled youth from a split Los Angeles family is sent to a private psychiatric hospital after a violent scrape with the police. In the hospital, he makes a connection with one of the doctors who has his own problems.

Director:

Hugh Hudson

Writer:

Michael Weller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Dr. Charles Loftis
Adam Horovitz ... Tim 'Chino' Doolan
Amy Locane ... Cheryl Anderson
Don Bloomfield Don Bloomfield ... Andy 'Natas' Doolan
Celia Weston ... Felicia Doolan Marks
Graham Beckel ... Richard Doolan
Patricia Richardson ... Cheryl's Mother
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... Barton Marks
Joe D'Angerio ... Sweeney
William O'Leary ... Link
Kevin Corrigan ... Gata
Gary Riley ... Spooky
Mick Cunningham ... D.A.B. Kid (as Michael Cunningham)
Leonard Porter Salazar Leonard Porter Salazar ... Paco
Jonathan Del Arco ... Angel
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Storyline

A troubled youth from a split Los Angeles family is sent to a private psychiatric hospital after a violent scrape with the police. In the hospital, he makes a connection with one of the doctors who has his own problems.

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Taglines:

Fast cars. Big homes. Wild parties. They had everything. And nothing to lose. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Road Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Camarillo, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,247,946
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the extras were local drama students from Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, TX. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Charles Loftis: We used to say it took a year. Remember? A year to put a kid right. Sure, that just happened to be what the insurance covered. But now they cut it back to two, three months, and presto! we cure them in two or three months.
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Soundtracks

Let's Rock
Performed by Apollo Smile
Written by Apollo Smile (as Miss Apollo Smile) & The Groove Commander
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Beastie Boy Ad Rock puts on a surprisingly good performance
6 February 1999 | by Sho NuffSee all my reviews

I only watched this movie because Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys was in this movie. What I found is a very realistic (until the end) movie about suburban teenage angst. Horovitz plays the lead, who ends up getting institutionalized because his parents are too busy. Horovitz surprised me by his acting skills as his anger was shown strongly. He is in need of fitting in, and that's where his step-brother comes in and influences him to get out of the institution and wreak havoc with him. His love interest is institutionalized too, but when she is free, she is stuck at home drugged out, with her mom not caring for her. Donald Sutherland plays the institution's only caring person. He says "Yeah, they care. They care for a couple hours because they're paid to care." That's another conflict in this movie is his caring for his patients, but it strains his relationship with his real family. This movie is very strong, and shows the pain of being a rich teen in suburban L.A. with no support of the family. I just feel the ending was a cheap cop out to a very good movie.


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