The Pusher (1960)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Pusher is a well-intentioned but routine drama about the effects of poverty and drugs in the Puerto Rican community in New York and the death of an addict. When two cops, Lt. Peter Byrne (Douglas F. Rodgers) and Steve Carella (Robert Lansing) start investigating the death of a young addict, they soon discover that he was murdered. But in the course of investigating the case, Carella finds out that his fiancee Laura -- Lt. Byrne's daughter (Kathy Carlyle) -- is also an addict. Ironically, it is Laura's connection to the world of drug pushers that ultimately helps the two policemen solve their case.

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abuse, addiction, death, drugs, good-vs-evil, investigation, investigator, killing, murder, police, teenagers