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Trapped in a Purple Haze ()


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

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Max Hanson
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Sophie Hanson
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Molly White
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Brian Hanson
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Kate Coppola
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Ed Hanson
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Orin Krieg
Mallory Margel ...
Chloe Hanson
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David Lebeff
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Jasper
Pixie Bigelow ...
Anna Roche
Sheila Brand ...
Genie
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Police Officer
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Peter
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Coach Lucky
David Fraser ...
Dr. Miller
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Eloise Marshall
Balázs Koós ...
Ernie
Nancy McAlear ...
Charlotte
Nora Sheehan ...
Phoebe
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Kyle McCusker
Aidan Thompson ...
Kid
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Shawn Connell ...
Drug Addict (uncredited)
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Jack (uncredited)
Nora Lem ...
Audience Participant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Eric Laneuville

Written by

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Mimi Schmir ... (written by)

Produced by

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Thomas Carter ... executive producer
Gigi Coello-Bannon ... co-producer
Jana Fain ... co-producer
Richard M. Rothstein ... producer
Christine A. Sacani ... producer

Music by

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Lauren Scheff
Brian Tyler

Cinematography by

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Nikos Evdemon

Film Editing by

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Sabrina Plisco ... (as Sabrina Plisco-Morris)

Editorial Department

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Dana B. Wilson ... assistant editor (as Dana Wilson)

Casting By

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Tina Gerussi
Stacey Rosen

Art Direction by

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Lucinda Zak

Set Decoration by

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Ane Christensen

Costume Design by

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Quita Alfred

Makeup Department

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Paul R.J. Elliot ... key hair stylist (as Paul Elliot)
Katherine Southern ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Chris Danton ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Megan Banning ... first assistant director
Stephen J. Morrison ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Malcolm Byard ... sets buyer
Malcolm Glassford ... lead set dresser
Michael Huschka ... on-set dresser
Kevin Pierson ... property master

Sound Department

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William H. Angarola ... sound supervisor (as Bill Angarola)
Kevin Patrick Burns ... re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
Bruce Carwardine ... sound
Jim Fitzpatrick ... re-recording mixer
Rick Hinson ... sound effects editor
Peter Melnychuk ... boom operator
Todd Orr ... re-recording mixer

Stunts

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Shane Cardwell ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Allen ... gaffer
Mark Manchester ... key grip
Malcolm Nefsky ... best boy grip
Michael Rintoul ... camera operator
Tracy Shaw ... dolly grip
Paul Spaven ... best boy electric
Stephen Spurrell ... rigging gaffer
Noel Verhoog ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Meredith B. Robinson ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Matthew Campbell ... assistant costume set supervisor
Pauline Chung ... assistant costume designer
Marcia Scott ... set costume supervisor

Location Management

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Marty Dejczak ... location manager

Music Department

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Maureen Davis ... composer: additional music
Richard McIlvery ... scoring stage manager
Michael Nealson ... music editor
Dana Niu ... score assistant
Christopher S. Parker ... music supervisor (as Chris Parker)
Brian Tyler ... orchestrator

Transportation Department

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Wilfred Bell ... transportation coordinator
Jason Leeking ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Tammy Fitzgerald ... stand-in: Jobeth Williams
Redd Knight ... assistant production coordinator
Peter Muldoon ... production accountant
Anna Negrette ... on-set drug consultant
Dug Rotstein ... script supervisor
Erica Shelton ... assistant to producers
Debbie Wilkinson ... production coordinator
Leslie Stamp ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Wenn Mutterliebe zur Hölle wird (Germany)
  • La caída (Spain)
  • A lila köd fogságában (Hungary)
  • Un ragazzo contro (Italy)
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  • 120 min
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