Wasted


2h 2002

Brief Synopsis

Television movie that addresses the effects of heroin abuse in a suburban community from a fictionalized account of a town where at least 17 high school students have died of heroin overdoses. Samantha, Chris and Owen navigate their senior year of high school in a typical suburban town. Sam has been

Film Details

Also Known As
Going to Wasted
Release Date
2002
Production Company
CFI Hollywood; Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; MTV Networks; MTV Productions; New Line Television
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; MTV Networks
Location
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Television movie that addresses the effects of heroin abuse in a suburban community from a fictionalized account of a town where at least 17 high school students have died of heroin overdoses. Samantha, Chris and Owen navigate their senior year of high school in a typical suburban town. Sam has been dating charismatic and restless Owen, while introspective and sensitive Chris remains their mutual best friend. Sam and Owen begin snorting heroin together. Chris watches without judgment as his friends' casual experimentation escalates to habitual dependency.

Sam becomes an overdose victim, and Chris volunteers to drive her to Narcotics Anonymous meetings. As Sam struggles to stay sober and Chris wrestles with a splintered home life, the two friends eventually develop a romantic relationship, and Sam pulls away from Owen. After being badly injured during an athletic race, a defeated Chris runs into Owen waiting for his dealer. He decides to try heroin just one time, but becomes a habitual user. Sam resolves to stop seeing Chris; he and Owen start hanging out with Owen's younger, thrill-seeking girlfriend Amy. Chris finally reaches out to Sam, but she finds herself drawn back to the drug. The friends strike a daily rhythm getting high and pulling scams to pay for the habit. After Sam and Chris are arrested for robbery, she is placed in rehab, where she develops a new commitment to a sober life.

After being separated during detox, Chris and Sam reconnect, but their conversation is interrupted by a phone call from Owen, who is at the hospital with Amy. She has slipped into a coma after trying heroin for the first time. Owen begs Chris to go to his house and get rid of his drug paraphernalia that would implicate him. When he gets there, Chris can't fight the temptation in a bag of leftover heroin, and it's enough to kill him. The next morning, the police but 32 high school students for dealing. With Owen in jail, Amy in a coma and Chris gone, Sam realizes that although she will never be able to make sense of what has happened, she has the strength to continue her life clean and sober.

Crew

Mark Ambury

Assistant Director

Jackie Bagley

Art Director

Bill Bannerman

Producer

Terri Bardon

Costume Designer

Tyler Bates

Music

Matt Beville

Adr

Sean Blackie

Set Decorator

Beth Blanks

Casting Associate

Jason Bretz

Assistant Editor

Roy Brockerridge

Transportation Coordinator

David Brown

Boom Operator

Bobby Bukowski

Other

Bobby Bukowski

Director Of Photography

Robert Carr

Rerecording

Jarret Craig

Assistant Camera Operator

Andrew Decristofaro

Supervising Sound Editor

Marcy Dichter

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Brian Dunne

Assistant Location Manager

Laura Emoissac

Hair Stylist

Regan Enderl

Assistant Camera

David Esparza

Sound Editor

Gaylene Fisher

Set Costumer

Sandra-ken Freeman

Casting (Canada)

Don French

Assistant Director

Celine Godberson

Property Master

Mike Gould

Best Boy

Patricia Hagger

Script Supervisor

Celia Hamel

Post-Production Supervisor

Dorian Harris

Editor

Ivan Hawkes

Key Grip

Jill Heather

Assistant Production Coordinator

Peter G Horn

Location Manager

Amber Humphries

Assistant Set Decorator

Martin Keough

Gaffer

Henry Kitchen

Dolly Grip

Charles Koetke

Dolly Grip

Jackie Lind

Casting (Canada)

Suzanne Lore

Production Manager

Craig Machen

Screenwriter

Maggie Malina

Executive Producer

Ian Matheson

Camera Operator

Kelly Mccoshen

Production Coordinator

Grant Mcphee

Transportation Captain

Michael Nemirsky

Production Designer

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Dialogue Editor

Alexandra Patsavas

Music Supervisor

Michael Playfair

Sound Mixer

Dan Power

Photography

Vanessa Reyes

Publicity

Brian Richards

Music Supervisor

Brian Richards

Music Editor

Marilyn Riddoch

Costume Supervisor

Katherine Ringer

Assistant Director

Samantha Rumball

Makeup Artist

Joanne Sales

Assistant Costume Designer

Bruce Shibley

On-Set Dresser

Mary Jo Slater

Casting

Jodi Stecyk

Stunt Coordinator

Sound Storm

Digital Editorial

Eric Thompson

Adr

Todd Wertman

Associate Producer

Don West

Production Associate

Jordy Wihak

Props Assistant

Danielle Woodrow

Executive In Charge Of Production

Film Details

Also Known As
Going to Wasted
Release Date
2002
Production Company
CFI Hollywood; Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; MTV Networks; MTV Productions; New Line Television
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; MTV Networks
Location
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2003 Prism Award for TV Movie or Miniseries from the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC). Also nominated for Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Summer Phoenix and Nick Stahl).

Aired in United States April 20, 2004

Aired in United States March 17, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 20, 2004

Began shooting early summer 2001.

Completed shooting June 2001.