In today's youth-obsessed world in which it's cooler to be a crack-head
than 40, that must be like a dagger through the heart.
During the search, Hawkins grabbed hold of the woman's hair, held a butcher's knife to her throat, told her he was a 'crack-head
' and that if she screamed he would cut her up.
No sooner do we get another set of record exam results than the carpers and the whingers - who think everyone under 18 is a crack-head
or a layabout - scream that exams are way too easy.
Exec-produced by Egoyan and Rozema, the black-and-white slice of cinema verite was based on a short story by "Basketball Diaries" author Jim Carroll and provided a grim but funny portrait of the relationship between a recovering heroin addict and a crazed crack-head
I'd just been firing off about showering honours on "delinquent crack-heads
who don't give a toss about anyone or anything" when my daughter gave me a withering look.
"We've got crack-heads
and drug dealers all over, kids mugging old folk and lads racing up and down on stolen scooters and joyriding in cars.
Johnson" hope their kids will be crack-heads
"All my dads have been crack-heads
," she says, without irony.
Nor does she address the legal status of the psychedelics, even though she devotes considerable space to Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, and other famous "psychonauts." Instead she offers us crack-heads
and heroin addicts, implying that this small minority represents everyone who uses illegal drugs.