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HOT MORON: Johnny Hickey
by Stuff Boston | July 25, 2011
Ten years ago, Charlestown native Johnny Hickey was a violent criminal who bought, sold, and abused OxyContin and every other narcotic imaginable.
Five years ago, he was working for the US Marshals as an undercover informant, righting a lifetime of wrongs by busting drug and gun rings across the country.
Now it’s time for Hickey to relay his epic story, which trails through the tribulations of friends and relatives he’s lost to opiates – but has a happier ending than the ex-con ever expected. Earlier this year, Hickey’s autobiographical feature film, Oxy-Morons, had successful test screenings at Showcase Cinemas in Randolph and Revere. And this summer, Current TV’s Peabody Award-winning documentary series Vanguard is airing an episode highlighting Hickey’s story.
The buzz is just beginning. Expect to see a lot more of our favorite tattooed townie come September, when Oxy-Morons premieres on big screens in 20 major US markets.
REEL RECOVERY FILM FESTIVAL
October 15, 2011
6PM The Beverly Garland Theater
North Hollywood, CA 91602