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High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell

High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell
59:52 | 1995

Categories: Health and Food, Biography, Crime

Watch the true story behind The Fighter in this riveting and critically acclaimed documentary, which features Christian Bales' character from the blockbuster film. In blue-collar Lowell, Massachusetts, where disappearing industry jobs have produced high unemployment, some residents have turned to crack for relief—only to see their dreams of a better life go up in smoke. HIGH ON CRACK STREET: LOST LIVES IN LOWELL is a harrowing documentary chronicling 18 months in the lives of three crackhouse friends whose addiction has let them to crime and despair. Brenda, Dicki and Boo-Boo have grown up in and around Lowell. Brenda was an aspiring actress; now she resorts to prostitution to pay for her crack addiction. "I love it more than anything. More than life itself. Yet I hate it worse than anything," says Brenda. Dicki was the "Pride of Lowell" a boxer who once fought Sugar Ray Leonard. He commits robberies to support his habit. Boo-Boo has spent the last twenty years smoking crack, shoplifting, and doing whatever he has to do to stay alive.


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