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The Panic in Needle Park
Al Pacino and Kitty Winn




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In 1970s New York, Bobby (Al Pacino in his first major film role) and Helen (Kitty Winn) are young and in love--and addicted to heroin. Shot in a loose documentary style, and acted with improvisational rawness, the film shows the young couple's increasingly desperate habit go from bad to worse. Written by Joan Didion, the film portrays characters trapped in a bleak urban lifestyle as they strive to maintain their love for each other.

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Overview

In 1970s New York, Bobby (Al Pacino in his first major film role) and Helen (Kitty Winn) are young and in love--and addicted to heroin. Shot in a loose documentary style, and acted with improvisational rawness, the film shows the young couple's increasingly desperate habit go from bad to worse. Written by Joan Didion, the film portrays characters trapped in a bleak urban lifestyle as they strive to maintain their love for each other.

Main Cast & Crew

Jerry Schatzberg - Director
Al Pacino
Kitty Winn
Alan Vint
Richard Bright
Kiel Martin
Michael McClanathan
Warren Finnerty
Marcia Jean Kurtz
Raul Julia
Angie Ortega

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Widescreen)
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543114888
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: July 2005

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Betrayal
New York City
Relationships

 

Movie Reviews

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Reviews:
"PANIC is a welcome reminder of what a subtle actor Pacino was..." -- Grade: A- - 06/22/2007 Entertainment Weekly, p.58


3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a dynamic Al Pacino in his first major screen role." - 06/22/2007 USA Today, p.3D


"It's a beautifully photographed film....Appropriately, Schatzberg's harrowing but crucial film offers its characters no fairytale redemption.." - 10/01/2011 Sight and Sound


3 stars out of 5 -- "A pre-GODFATHER Al Pacino delivers a compellingly raw early performance..." - 10/01/2011 Uncut

 

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