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Hooked: Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way - Opium, Morphine, and Heroin (2000)

An examination of the history of the poppy plant and three of its deadliest derivatives. In ancient times, the poppy was considered divine, but in the 19th and 20th centuries, its addicting... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Yaroschuk

Writers:

Stephen R. Powell (contributing writer), Tom Yaroschuk (head writer)

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Patricia M. Tice Patricia M. Tice ... Herself - Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum
Clark Carr Clark Carr ... Himself - Narconon
William M. Fowler Jr. William M. Fowler Jr. ... Himself (as William Fowler)
Jonathan Spence Jonathan Spence ... Himself - Yale
David Musto David Musto ... Himself
Cliff Schaffer Cliff Schaffer ... Himself - Historian
Michael Montagne Michael Montagne ... Himself - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Steven Duke Steven Duke ... Himself - Yale
Pat Morgan Pat Morgan ... Herself - UC Berkeley
Joseph McNamara Joseph McNamara ... Himself - Stanford
Theodore Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)
Darryl Inaba Darryl Inaba ... Himself
Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
John R. Bartels John R. Bartels ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert DuPont Robert DuPont
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An examination of the history of the poppy plant and three of its deadliest derivatives. In ancient times, the poppy was considered divine, but in the 19th and 20th centuries, its addicting and lethal qualities caused unprecedented national outrage, social upheaval, and even sparked two wars. Used by the upper classes as patent medicines, heroin became the bane of society when the working class began to use it. In 1914, Federal law banned heroin and opium, and restricted morphine to medicinal use. Written by Anonymous

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TV-PG

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Official Sites:

Tera Media

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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