The Death of Richie Movie Review 1976

Information and Film Reviews for The Death of Richie the Movie

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Gazzara does a fine job as a father driven to kill his drug-addicted teenage son, portrayed by Benson. Occasionally lapses into melodrama, but all-in-all a decent adaptation of Thomas Thompson's book "Richie," which was based on a true story.


Phoenix Learning Group, 2349 Chaffee Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146, Phone: (314)569-0211, Toll-free: 800-221-1274, Fax: (314)569-2834, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Drug Use & Abuse, True Stories, Dads
Ben Gazzara, Robby Benson, Eileen Brennan, Clint Howard
Paul Wendkos
Michael Jaffe

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