Cracked Up (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The first TV movie to utilize the "new" drug of crack cocaine as a plot peg, Cracked Up stars James Wilder as a 17-year-old top student and athlete. Wilder and his best friend Rafael Sbarge make the fatal error of experimenting with Crack; while Sbarge is able to resist the drug's more debilitating effects, Wilder becomes a hopeless addict in a matter of minutes. Sbarge is forced to keep his friend's addiction a secret from Wilder's clergyman father, played by Ed Asner. But with Wilder stealing everything that isn't nailed down in order to feed his habit, it is only a matter of time before Asner will be forced to breach the communications gap between himself and his son. Cracked Up was originally an ABC Theatre of the Month presentation.

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cocaine, drug-addiction, father, son, friendship, minister, track [track and field]