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Film / Straight Up

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Made in 1988, Straight Up is an educational movie divided up into six parts, each designed to inform students about the dangers of using marijuana, alcohol and other drugs.

In other words, it's a 90-minute-long anti-drug PSA.

The local cool gang made up of Kevin, Robbie, Tony and Sue ride by skateboard to a local parking garage, where they divide up various illicit substances among themselves. They're caught by Ben, an ordinary kid, whom they promptly write off as a wimp due to his lack of desire to try their drugs.

This is about when things start taking a turn for the weird. He is met by Cosmo, a mysterious man with a magic elevator.

Over the course of Ben's adventure, he receives magical trinkets, which give him the knowledge, vision and willpower to say no to drugs once and for all.

You can find the review on Seanbaby's site.

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