Opiates in the Movies

Requiem for a Dream – Four individuals with aspirations of greatness fall short when they give in to drug addiction. This movie is a sobering account of the ugliest side of a world not everyone lives in. Prostitution. Drug dealing. Jail. All for Lady H. Heroin. Starring Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans.

Trainspotting – Renton is part of the Edinburgh drug scene. He lives the horrors of a bad heroin. The director did not hide any portion of the story: dirty toilets, dirty/bloody needles, constant fear of transmitted diseases (including AIDs), a dead baby, and severe hallucinations. The acting is great, but the movie is a bit hard to watch due to its graphic nature. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh.

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7 thoughts on “Opiates in the Movies

  • Street Kings – Common plays a dealer who dumps a fat pack of pure Afghani powder heroin stating “this aint that black tar sh*t neither” right in front of badass cop Keanu Reeves. That movie has mad heroin in it.

  • Belly – whole movie is about a potent form of heroin so strong it gets the user high simply by contact with skin

    Theres plenty more Im gonna post up.

  • Panic in Needle Park
    Adam and Paul
    American Gangster
    The Basketball Diaries
    Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
    Permanent Midnight
    Once Upon a Time In America
    Pulp Fiction
    The Bad Liutenant
    Drugstore Cowboy

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