The Death of Richie

A father's fight to save his son from self-destruction.

Categories: Drama, TV Movie
A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1977-01-10
Run time: 96 minute / 1:36
Director: Paul Wendkos
Production Companies : Henry Jaffe Enterprises Inc., National Broadcasting Company
Production Country: United States of America


Ben Gazzara
as George Werner
Eileen Brennan
as Carol Werner
Robby Benson
as Richie Werner
Lance Kerwin
as Russell Werner
Shirley O'Hara
as Mrs. Norlon
Jennifer Rhodes
as Elaine
John Zaremba
as Mr. Norlon
Jesse Emmett
as Eddie
Charles Fleischer
as Brick
Clint Howard
as Peanuts
Harry Gold
as Mark
Cindy Eilbacher
as Sheila
Susan Pratt
as Janie
Sean Roche
as Pat
John Friedrich
as Kurt
Jane Marla Robbins
as Nancy
Herb Voland
as Morris Polk
Kathryn Ish
as Mrs. Sullivan
Tom Tarpey
as Mr. Sullivan
Alice Hirson
as Mrs. Blair
Richard Stahl
as Arthur Edmunds
Barry Miller
as Domenic
William Bogert
as Ernie
Al Dunlap
as Ken
Richard Seff
as Mr. Perzik
Carol Locatell
as Nurse
Jack Kosslyn
as Principal
Judith Searle
as Miss Franklin
Alan Haufrect
as Dr. Chekko
Alan McRae
as Officer Cass
Paul Larson
as Minister
Robina Suwol
as Receptionist
Anne Newman Bacal
as Judge Feinberg
Edward Cross
as Policeman at Accident
William Bronder
as Pinball Alley Manager
Buddy Lewis
as Man at Regal Burger
Ivy Bethune
as Woman at Regal Burger
Elinor Childs
as Waitress
Sarah Jane Miller
as Woman Customer
Fred Lerner
as Policeman
Rose Gregorio
as Betty Firmani
Maurice Vaccarino Unit Production Manager
Caro Jones Casting

Fred Karlin Original Music Composer

Charles B. Fitzsimons Executive Producer

Robert B. Hauser Director of Photography

Michael Jaffe Producer

Michael Economou Editor

Paul Wendkos Director

John McGreevey Teleplay
Thomas Thompson Novel

Dan Carlin Sr. Music Editor

James Hulsey Art Direction

Jesse Wayne Stunt Double

Kathy Thomas Script Supervisor

Sam F. Shaw Sound Effects Editor

Bill McLaughlin Set Decoration

Foster H. Phinney First Assistant Director
Steve Siporin Second Assistant Director

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