Trapped In a Purple Haze

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Created: 2000


Trapped In a Purple Haze
Summary: "'Trapped In aA Purple Haze' is a riveting drama about America's quiet epidemic--heroin use among middle and upper class young adults. Jonathan Jackson portrays Max Hanson, a 17-year old with a picture perfect family, close friends, a knack for art, and a passion for ice hockey. But trouble brews beneath the beautiful and tranquil facade.

"Resisting pressure from his domineering mother Sophie to hone his artistic skills, aspiring hockey player Max becomes involved with Molly, a pretty but troubled heroin user, and eventually becomes addicted to heroin himself, until Milly's [overdose] death forces him to reexamine his life.

"'Trapped In a Purple Haze' merits Peabody consideration because it is a hard hitting, realistic portrayal of both heroin abuse and the effects of a dysfunctional family."--2000 Peabody Awards entry form.

Corporate Producers: Thomas Carter Company | ABC Television Network

Persons Appearing: Jonathan Jackson (Cast (Max Hanson))

Broadcast Date: 2000-04-17