The Cat Ate the Parakeet (1972)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The evils of taking drugs and being a hippie are presented in this 1972 drama. Johnny loves his family and his dog too. But when his pet dies, his family doesn't seem to care. The despondent lad leaves home to become a drug-taking-hippie. Johnny is a happy hippie until he suffers a bad trip. Johnny wakes up and realizes that Hippies and Drugs Are Bad and he goes home. Reunited with his family, the lad is again happy. He is soon unhappy when his cat eats his beloved parakeet. This time his Dad shows the appropriate sympathy and all is well.

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abuse, addiction, bum, cat, drugs, family, hippie, home, lessons, parent, pets, regret, son, teenagers