An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada.
A small town doctor mistakenly ingests an experimental drug made from the blood of vampire bats which transforms the kindly medic into a bloodthirsty monster.
After finding a mysterious VHS tape depicting the murders of countless people in his room, a motel guest is haunted by angry spirits from the past.
A boy travels with his sick dog Sniffy to his medicine cabinet, where pills and other medicines sing the dangers of taking medicines without adult supervision.
This anti-drug abuse and addiction educational film features the well known American actor Paul Newman. In the movie, Newman and Dr. James L. Goddard, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, examine the effects of misuse of barbiturates and amphetamines.
Oliver unwittingly makes a deal with the devil. Disrupting time rewards him with fame and fortune. The unintended loss of his daughter wasn’t supposed to be part of the deal. He must fight to get his old life back.
A Centron Film presentation, produced by Gordon-Kerchoff, this color film is about a teenage girl who overdoses on alcohol and pills, and winds up in a coma, opens with the girl recovering in a hospital bed. This scare film from 1979 is essentially a public service announcement on the dangers of getting involved in drugs and the horrible effects that using drugs and overdosing can have on an individual and their loved ones.
It all began with a terrible headache. After being prescribed a painkiller he was allergic to, Warwick, a thoroughly unlucky college student, decides to enroll in an experimental drug trial as a last ditch effort to relieve the pain of his chronic migraines. The following morning, he begins to notice changes in his demeanor leading him to think he's going crazy. Strangers tend to agree, his friends are unhelpful, and his absurdly Canadian roommate's odd behavior only adds to his stress. It's only at his breaking point that he realizes that his newfound insanity might not be the work of what's in his head, but rather what's in the little orange bottle.
A filmed sequence dramatizes the problems addressed in the program: the story of a working mother addicted to barbiturates initially prescribed by her doctor.
This film presents a series of extemporaneous interviews with teenagers and young adults who have taken narcotics for "kicks," "association," or "curiosity." Residents of the California Rehabilitation Center relate how they were introduced to narcotics, why they wished they had not used drugs or narcotics, and what the future holds for them. Film is shot in Hollywood, Calif.
Stresses recognition and treatment of drug abuse emergencies, accurate identification of symptoms, and immediate clinical procedures. Presents scenes of actual cases in the emergency room and adjoining physician's offices of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Viewers observe emergency treatment of patients in the major classes of drugs commonly abused, opiates, depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens. The film demonstrates to health professionals that successful management of drug overdoses can save most lives and avert additional organic and psychiatric complications.
Presented by Voices in Society and Travelers Insurance Indemnity, this untitled PSA-style film from the 1970s is a compilation of various anti-drug use PSAs from National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information (NCADI). The films were assembled by a film collector who did public screenings of cult films; he often showed this compilation under the moniker “Stoner’s Night Out”. NCADI is the information service for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The PSAs that comprise this film combine footage of drug use as well as interviews. Overall, this film warns of the short-term and long-term effects of drug use with the later segments of the film focusing on marijuana use specifically.
A high school student faces a moral dilemma, should he turn in a friend who is dealing pills.
An educational film sponsored and distributed by the Los Angeles-based Narcotic Educational Foundation of America and directed by Gilbert Lasky with financial assistance of the Woman’s Relief Corps targets teachers as well as junior and senior high school students in the war on drugs. Narcotics are classified and effects of opiates, stimulants, and barbiturates are summarized and dramatized
Examines the widespread use of drugs in American society and presents experts discussing different reasons for increased drug abuse by youth. Focuses on the varying opinions of a judge, researcher, child psychologist, minister, and drug user toward increased drug abuse. Emphasizes the need for helping children make proper choices about drugs. Highlight: JIM NABORS and unidentified woman do operatic duet to "Figaro" with lyrics changed to
drug references; Jim Nabors pops pills in the sequence. ALSO: Good hippie sequence in Haight-Ashbury.
A color educational drug “scare” film about the history of drug use