• Reefer Madness (2002)

Reefer Madness

Release Date: March 15th, 2002

DVD Release Date: July 7th, 1998

PG |1 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

High-school principal Dr. Alfred Carroll (Josef Forte) relates to an audience of parents that marijuana can have devastating effects on teens. In his story, a drug supplier entices several restless teens, including sister and brother Mary (Dorothy Short) and Jimmy Lane (Warren McCollum) and Mary's boyfriend, Bill (Kenneth Craig), into frequenting a "reefer" house. Gradually, Bill and Jimmy are drawn into smoking dope, which affects their family lives and leads to a terrible crime.

Cast: Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, Lillian Miles, Warren McCollum, Carleton Young, Thelma White, Kenneth Craig, Joseph Forte

Director: Louis Gasnier

Genres: Drama

Production Co: George A. Hirliman Productions

Keywords: Gritty, 1930s, Fall, Sister

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Time Out

    One of the most absurdly earnest exercises in paranoia you'll ever have the good fortune to see.

  • 80
    Film Threat

    At the least it will cause you to sit in a chair and laugh uncontrollably while twitching all over and moving your shoulders up and down in a rather creepy manner. show more

  • 70
    Dave KehrChicago Reader

    The original antimarijuana film, offering the true inside story of the devil weed that drives men to savage lusts and women to unspeakable depravities, along with a little bit of dumb fun.

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