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Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 27 February 1983
A real estate salesman with career and marriage problems gets hooked on cocaine, and finds that not only does it not help him cope with them, but it makes them much, much worse.

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Paul Wendkos

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David Goldsmith (story), Barry Schneider (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Weaver ... Eddie Gant
Karen Grassle ... Barbara Gant
Pamela Bellwood ... Robin Barstowe
James Spader ... Buddy Gant
David Ackroyd ... Bruce Neumann
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mort Broome
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Dan Hatten
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Jack Brayler
Ted Le Plat ... Tad Voss (as Ted LePlat)
Dennis Robertson Dennis Robertson ... Stu
Terry Wills Terry Wills ... Zacker
Kieu Chinh ... Mrs. Marchais
Denise Crosby ... Teller
Bill Dearth ... Bob
Stephen Keep Mills ... Emergency Room Doctor (as Stephen Keep)
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A real estate salesman with career and marriage problems gets hooked on cocaine, and finds that not only does it not help him cope with them, but it makes them much, much worse.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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fun if you have black sense of humor-watch Oslo Aug 31 instead
19 May 2013 | by peru1-595-630106See all my reviews

This made for TV has Dennis Weaver at 59 playing a 48 year old real estate agent whose career has hit a dead end. Weaver and his family are as square and corny as it is possible to be and the end screen shot showing them together like a Hallmark card was a perfect summation.

I found James Spader miscast... his attempts to be an all amercian macho teenager some how don't work with his quasi metro sexual look. There is something about him I don't care for---he thinks he is hotter than he is is about it.

Anyway by serendipity Weaver is introduced unwillingly to cocaine...his career rockets and he is hooked bad. Well things start to go wrong in stereotyped predictable fashion and he ends up ODing during a multi million dollar real estate deal.

There is obviously a lot of truth to the subject but this rendition is just too damn corny and exaggerated. It can be fun if you have a black sense of humor.

Drug movies are difficult not to appear stereotypical manipulative and exaggerated watch Oslo Aug 31 for a far far better one.

DO NOT RECOMMEND


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