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Richie (1977)





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Ben Gazzara and Robby Benson appear in this anti-drug, made-for-television effort where the young Benson discovers how horribly disruptive and dangerous drugs can be.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: John McGreevey, John Mccreevey, Thomas Thompson
Henry Jaffe Enterprises


Robby Benson
as Richie Werner
Lance Kerwin
as Russell Werner
Ben Gazzara
as George Werner
Eileen Brennan
as Carol Werner
Clint Howard
as Peanuts
Shirley O'Hara
as Mrs. Norlon
John Zaremba
as Mr. Norlon
Jesse Emmett
as Eddie Charles Fleisc...
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Very much like any old after school special. The acting was surprisingly good, but the movie was slow and not much happened.

Blues Ridden Cowgirl
Alicia Kistner

Above average television made movie, but nothing extraordinary. The acting is good, but it's overlong and slow in some parts. It doesn't ring true somehow in spite of a decent script.

James Higgins

DEATH OF RICHIE - a 1977 TV Movie of the Week [remember those?] focusing on the downward spiral of a teen named RICHIE played by former teen heartthrob turned voice over actor and director ROBBY BENSON. This was one of a string of Public Service Announcement type films highlighting the BAD TRIP of Marijuana which of course will lead to LSD or worse. The acting is above average for these films with veteran actors BEN GAZZARA and EILEEN BRENNAN as the parents of RICHIE. I found the entire film on YOUTUBE and it brought back some fun memories.


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