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Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street (2000)

This documentary follows the lives of a number of heroin addicts in the U.S.A. It shows their heroin life stories.

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Steven Okazaki
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tracey Helton Tracey Helton ... Tracey
Alice McMunn ... Herself - 'Alice' (as Malice McMunn)
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The film follows a simple structure, and shows the drug-related degradation of five youths (Jake, Tracey, Jessica, Alice, Oreo) during the course of three years. The film depicts their drug-related crimes and diseases: prostitution, male prostitution, AIDS, and lethal overdoses.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Черная смоль героина: Темный конец улицы See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Great insight into the life of hardcore heroin addicts
26 April 2011 | by jamie-biggs2010See all my reviews

I found the link for this doc on a fellow users blog. It broke my heart, I have been using heroin daily for almost 20 years, I have only 1 usable vein in my neck, I have had DVT in both legs and have lived a truly hectic life as a result of my addiction. That said, my life seems a picnic compared to these poor lost souls. This film really tugged at my heartstrings. These poor kids are living a life of self destruction in the extreme.( And you can bet your last dollar there is an awful underlying reason for it (like a 5 year old girl being raped by her own grandfather). Living in the UK I don't have to worry too much about aids and I think we get better quality heroin here.(The black tar verity has a high acetic acid content which can burn out the vein in double time). It really is an insight into the problems of addiction young people are facing in modern times. I would recommend watching it but be warned, if you have friends or loved ones with a heroin problem, it may open your eyes but will almost certainly break your heart, unless of course your heartless, or have a small minded hatred of addicts. 10/10.


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