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Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 27 February 1983
A real estate salesman with career and marriage problems gets hooked on cocaine, and finds that not only does it not help him cope with them, but it makes them much, much worse.

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Paul Wendkos

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David Goldsmith (story), Barry Schneider (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Weaver ... Eddie Gant
Karen Grassle ... Barbara Gant
Pamela Bellwood ... Robin Barstowe
James Spader ... Buddy Gant
David Ackroyd ... Bruce Neumann
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mort Broome
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Dan Hatten
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Jack Brayler
Ted Le Plat ... Tad Voss (as Ted LePlat)
Dennis Robertson Dennis Robertson ... Stu
Terry Wills Terry Wills ... Zacker
Kieu Chinh ... Mrs. Marchais
Denise Crosby ... Teller
Bill Dearth ... Bob
Stephen Keep Mills ... Emergency Room Doctor (as Stephen Keep)
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A real estate salesman with career and marriage problems gets hooked on cocaine, and finds that not only does it not help him cope with them, but it makes them much, much worse.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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DEFINITIVE Weaver!
1 June 2007 | by johnny_fireSee all my reviews

Unbelievable this hasn't been released on DVD yet!

Those old enough should remember how controversial 'One Man's Seduction' was, when first broadcast in 1983. Back then, most television viewers could only access about a dozen channels, so these TV movies remained a big deal at that point.

It was considered a brave move on Weaver's part to even take this role, despite the rampant cocaine abuse that peaked in mainstream America during the early 1980s.

And does he make the most of it! You haven't enjoyed Dennis at his best until you see this one. Also, Pamela Bellwood never looked better than she does here, and should have earned an Emmy nomination for her supporting role as Weaver's unwitting enabler.


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