High On Crack Street: Lost Lives In Lowell

This HBO film was shot over an 18 month period and documents the daily life of crack addicts living in the American city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell itself has a population of 108,861 and is the forth largest city in the state, It is home to former professional boxer Dick Ecklund and his brother Mickey Ward. Dickey is heavily profiled throughout this film as he struggles with a crack addiction. The movie “The Fighter”, which stared Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale was made about Mickey Ward’s career but also the events seen in this documentary. 

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  • Frank Ibsella

    Too many commercials on this website.

  • Totally Black Cat

    Not only were there too many commercials, but they were placed in totally inappropriate places and destroyed any continuity the film had. Very disappointing. I understand the need for commercial space, but do so without damaging the integrity and flow of the story.

  • dlsparks

    I am Facebook friends with Dickie, and he is doing really good now. He got out clean, bought a gym, got married, and has about five handsome boys now. I think it’s really sad about Brenda, I liked her.