Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Summer Phoenix Actor Samantha 1 1000001
Nick Stahl Actor Chris 1 1000002
Aaron Paul Actor Owen 1 1000003
Brittney Irvin Actor Amy 1 1000004
Andrew Arlie Actor Samantha's Father 1 1000005
Tony Massil Actor Brad 1 1000006
Jacqueline Samuda Actor Chris' Mom 1 1000007
Barbara Gates-Wilson Actor n/a 1 1000008
Derek Richards Actor Chris' Dad 1 1000009
Joe Norman Shaw Actor Coach 1 1000010
Ty Olsson Actor Kurt 1 1000011
Lorette Clow Actor Amy's Mom 1 1000012
Doug McKeag Actor Amy's Dad 1 1000013
Ingrid Tesch Actor Owen's Mom 1 1000014
Frank Takacs Actor Teacher 1 1000015
Krista Rae Actor Tina 1 1000016
Paul Dunphy Actor Reporter 1 1000017
Stephen Kay Actor Counselor 1 1000018
Stephen Kay Director n/a 2 2000001
Maggie Malina Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Bill Bannerman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Todd Wertman Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Craig Machen Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Suzanne Lore Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Don French Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Mark Ambury Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Katherine Ringer Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Celia Hamel Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000005
Peter G Horn Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Patricia Hagger Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Kelly McCoshen Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Jill Heather Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000009
Brian Dunne Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000010
Bobby Bukowski Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ian Matheson Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Jarret Craig Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000003
Regan Enderl Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000004
Dan Power Photography still photographer 120835 6000005
Dorian Harris Editor n/a 172 7000001
Sound Storm Editor digital editorial 172 7000002
Nancy K Nugent Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000003
Jason Bretz Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Tyler Bates Music n/a 120781 8000001
Brian Richards Music Editor n/a 214 8000002
Alexandra Patsavas Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000003
Brian Richards Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000004
Michael Nemirsky Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sean Blackie Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Jackie Bagley Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Bruce Shibley Set Dresser on-set dresser 197 9000004
Amber Humphries Assistant Set Decorator n/a 316 9000005
Mary Jo Slater Casting n/a 179 10000001
Jackie Lind Casting (Canada) 179 10000002
Sandra-Ken Freeman Casting (Canada) 179 10000003
Beth Blanks Casting Associate n/a 160 10000004
Marcy Dichter Extras Casting n/a 120851 10000005
Danielle Woodrow Executive in Charge of Production n/a 118217 11000001
Joanne Sales Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000001
Terri Bardon Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Marilyn Riddoch Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000003
Laura eMoissac Hair Stylist key hairstylist 120799 13000004
Samantha Rumball Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000005
Gaylene Fisher Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000006
Eric Thompson ADR ADR/ foley mixer 120912 14000001
Matt Beville ADR ADR/ foley mixer 120912 14000002
David Brown Boom Operator n/a 215 14000003
Robert Carr Rerecording rerecording engineer 120995 14000004
Michael Playfair Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000005
Ivan Hawkes Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Martin Keough Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
Charles Koetke Dolly Grip bestboy grip 264 15000003
Henry Kitchen Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000004
Mike Gould Best Boy bestboy electric 120885 15000005
Jodi Stecyk Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Jordy Wihak Assistant Props n/a 120904 24000001
Celine Godberson Property Master n/a 120805 24000002
Don West Production Associate production controller 120822 25000001
Grant McPhee Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000002
Roy Brockerridge Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000003
Vanessa Reyes Publicity publicist(MTV) 120789 29000001
Television movie that addresses the effects of heroin abuse in a suburban community from a fictionalized account of a town where at least 17 high school students have died of heroin overdoses. Samantha, Chris and Owen navigate their senior year of high school in a typical suburban town. Sam has been dating charismatic and restless Owen, while introspective and sensitive Chris remains their mutual best friend. Sam and Owen begin snorting heroin together. Chris watches without judgment as his friends' casual experimentation escalates to habitual dependency.<P>Sam becomes an overdose victim, and Chris volunteers to drive her to Narcotics Anonymous meetings. As Sam struggles to stay sober and Chris wrestles with a splintered home life, the two friends eventually develop a romantic relationship, and Sam pulls away from Owen. After being badly injured during an athletic race, a defeated Chris runs into Owen waiting for his dealer. He decides to try heroin just one time, but becomes a habitual user. Sam resolves to stop seeing Chris; he and Owen start hanging out with Owen's younger, thrill-seeking girlfriend Amy. Chris finally reaches out to Sam, but she finds herself drawn back to the drug. The friends strike a daily rhythm getting high and pulling scams to pay for the habit. After Sam and Chris are arrested for robbery, she is placed in rehab, where she develops a new commitment to a sober life.<P>After being separated during detox, Chris and Sam reconnect, but their conversation is interrupted by a phone call from Owen, who is at the hospital with Amy. She has slipped into a coma after trying heroin for the first time. Owen begs Chris to go to his house and get rid of his drug paraphernalia that would implicate him. When he gets there, Chris can't fight the temptation in a bag of leftover heroin, and it's enough to kill him. The next morning, the police but 32 high school students for dealing. With Owen in jail, Amy in a coma and Chris gone, Sam realizes that although she will never be able to make sense of what has happened, she has the strength to continue her life clean and sober.