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Synanon (film)

Synanon
File:Poster of Synanon (film).jpg
Directed by Richard Quine
Written by S Lee Pogostin
Starring Edmond O'Brien
Release date(s) 1965
Running time 105 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,000,000[1]

Synanon is a 1965 film directed by Richard Quine. It stars Edmond O'Brien, Stella Stevens, Eartha Kitt, Alex Cord and Chuck Connors. It was filmed at Synanon in Santa Monica, California.[2]

Plot

Hooked on heroin, Zankie Albo is admitted to Synanon House, a rehabilitation center. Chuck Dederich, a recovering alcoholic, is in charge.

Zankie is placed in the care of Joaney during his early, painful stages of drug withdrawal. She, too, is a rehabbing junkie, and any further mistake on her part could permanently cost her custody of her child.

An attraction develops between Zankie and Joaney, resulting in jealousy from another man interested in her, Ben, a parolee and "graduate" of the center. Ben reports them to the center's officials after catching Zankie and Joaney in a romantic tryst. A patient who manages to get high on cough medicine is persuaded by Zankie to share it leading to a tragic end.

Zankie while in a seedy motel room with Joaney shoots up heroin, which unbeknownst to him is bad. As he experiences a reaction to the drug, Joaney watches in horror; seconds later Zankie is dead from the overdose.

Synopsis

The founder and staff of a California halfway house try to help drug addicts quit.

Cast

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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