Synanon (Widescreen)

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Description by OLDIES.com:

A realistic portrayal of drug addicts trying to kick the habit filmed at an actual rehabilitation house which served as the inspiration for the film, Synanon House in Santa Monica, California.

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The difficulties faced by drug addicts attempting to kick their habits provide the basis of this gritty, realistic drama that was filmed at a real rehab house in Santa Monica, California. The story centers on Zankie (Alex Cord), an ex-con who is having trouble following the strict rules of the house. Soon he finds himself involved in an affair with another inmate, an ex-hooker (Stella Stevens). She is only supposed to monitor and assist with his recovery, not get emotionally involved. When Zankie gets into a fight with another patient (Chuck Connors) both he and the girl leave the center. Soon after leaving, he begins looking for more drugs and dies of an overdose in a cheap hotel. The ex-hooker then returns to the rehab house to resume her own treatment. Synanon, the model for the rehab-house of this 1965 feature, was a large ex-addict-run (and ex-con-run) enterprise which expanded its operations steadily over the next decade. It was famous for its harsh "tough-love" policies and its high success rate and would have continued its high-profile role in the rehab industry except that it became embroiled in several scandals in the late 1970s, effectively closing its doors well before the Reagan era.

Plot Keywords:

Affairs | Drugs | Romance | Romances
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  • Sales Rank: 30,502
  • UPC: 043396355330
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