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Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000)

When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake.

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Eric Laneuville

Writer:

Mimi Schmir
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Jackson ... Max Hanson
JoBeth Williams ... Sophie Hanson
Carly Pope ... Molly White
Robin Dunne ... Brian Hanson
Amy Stewart ... Kate Coppola
Meghan Duffy Meghan Duffy ... Sam Wilkins
Colm Feore ... Ed Hanson
Hayden Christensen ... Orin Krieg
Mallory Margel Mallory Margel ... Chloe Hanson
Carlo Rota ... David Lebeff
Evan Sabba ... Jasper
Pixie Bigelow Pixie Bigelow ... Anna Roche
Sheila Brand Sheila Brand ... Genie
Jim Codrington ... Police Officer
Steve Cumyn ... Peter
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Storyline

Max Hanson is a gifted artist. But he likes ice hockey better. His mother puts him under constant pressure to pursue his artistic career. He finally collapses under this pressure when he falls for classmate Molly who introduces him to parties and drugs. Everything goes down from there with Max losing all he cares for: Ice hockey and even Molly. After running away from home his mom tries to bring him back but not without the final confrontation. Written by <anya199@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama | Sport

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Official Sites:

Pearson Television

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A lila köd fogságában See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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10 out of 10 - easily
3 February 2005 | by az1927See all my reviews

This movie is definitely the best, if not then one of the best movies ever to highlight the teenage lifestyle we go through. The film actually brought a tear to my eye - the first film EVER to do so - and the storyline was nothing what I had imagined it to be. Finally, we have a film that truly does show teenage drug culture at it's worst (and best, in a way). It's kind of a Pete Doherty story (or would be if he would sort himself out!), and I'm afraid I have to admit, had I not watched Phone Booth before Purple Haze, I probably would have cried! My girlfriend and I watched it last night, and I had to grip her hand at parts, it got to me that much. It's one of those films that, if you don't see things before, this will put everything (and life, in general) into perspective. 5 star, 10 out of 10, 100%, A*, A+ rating for Trapped In A Purple Haze.


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