The Panic in Needle Park
I recently reviewed this early Al Pacino film for Flick Feast and it is an absolute gem. I hadn’t seen it before and although it can be fairly harrowing to watch in places, I was extremely impressed with it on first watch.:
There were certain circles who felt that films such as Trainspotting and Requiem for a Dream somehow glamorised heroin addiction in the minds of the youth. Despite the immense suffering and terrible consequences that befell the main protagonists, these young attractive stars were making heroin addiction seem dangerous and exciting. Well, if those circles wanted a film to show to their children to make sure they steered clear of the junk, they need look no further than The Panic in Needle Park.
You can read the full review here:
Flick Feast : The Panic in Needle Park