Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control...
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Rated R for substance abuse, language and some sexual material.
Psychiatric Hospital, Las Vegas Nevada, Defiance, Brawl, Character Study
Psychiatric Hospital, Las Vegas Nevada, Character Study
Psychological Drama, Addiction Drama
Kids in Trouble, Mental Illness, Journey of Self-Discovery, Death of a Parent, Drug Addiction
Austere, Gritty, Downbeat
Has Detailed Data (New)
10, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8
Country Of Origin
Self Medicated is a 2005 independent film based on real-life events from writer/director/lead actor Monty Lapica about Andrew, a troubled teenager whose mother has him kidnapped at age 17 by a private company and forcibly committed to a locked-down psychiatric institute. Monty Lapica was not originally cast for acting in the film, according to the subsequent documentary, The Making of Self-Medicated (2007), the first-time writer and director was also slated to play the starring role in his own life story after casting-calls failed to produce a suitable candidate.
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