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Al Pacino's debut as a junkie in a movie that embodies the heroin culture of New York City in 1971.

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Fun City: The Panic in Needle Park

Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue Astoria, NY 11106) Map it $12

Dir. Jerry Schatzberg. 1971, 110 mins. DCP. With Al Pacino, Kitty Winn. Al Pacino made his film debut as a fast-talking junkie in a movie filled with choice Fun City locations, including an authentic cold water loft and the then hustler-ridden Whalen’s drugstore at the corner of 8th Street and Sixth Avenue. The triangle where Broadway crosses 72nd Street stands in for the eponymous hangout, a block away, but the ambiance is real. The extras were “people who’d come off the streets,” according to casting director Juliet Taylor. “We used some real heroin addicts.”

Dennis Lynch, Editor

Fun City: The Panic in Needle Park

Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue Astoria, NY 11106) Map it $12
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