A Call to Return: The Oxycontin Story

Synopsis: Filmed in remote corners of Maine, this documentary explores how aggressive marketing and prescribing of the painkiller OxyContin led to a drastic spike in opiate addiction among rural ...
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Sam Carroll
52 min

I wish I was a mole

in the ground

A hairy one?

I wish I was a mole

in the ground


Why what?

Why would you want to be

a mole in the ground?

I wish I was a mole

in the ground

Come on, Anna, come on.

You remember this place?

We come here when you were

a little-bitty girl.

Oh, let me get your shoelace.

How'd that get untied?

What ride do you want to go on?

You want to go on the Zinger?

What do they call it,

the Whiplash? Come on.

You hungry?

A cherry fizz for the

young lady, please. You bet.

I wanna go.

I wanna go home.

We just got here, baby.

What's the matter?

Maybe a little kettle corn

would cheer her up?

Here you go. A couple of

hotdogs to go with that?

You bet.

What you want on them hotdogs?

The works.

Is she all right?

Well, we got in a bit of a car

accident a couple of months ago.

Don't go too far, honey.

A little shake here.





It's all right,

don't be afraid.

Don't be afraid, it's okay.

I just want to talk to you.

Okay, what're you doing,


What're you doing?

Eh, sunshine?

What's the matter?

There was a man, Daddy.

What's the matter, honey?

A man, Daddy.

What man?

What happened?

There was a man.

What man?

What are you doing?

What happened, honey?

What man?

Tonight, expect rain with lows

in the lower 30s.

Light wind in the evening'll

be coming southwest,

10-15 miles per hour

after midnight.

Chance of rain about 60%.

Tomorrow it should warm up a

bit with partly-cloudy skies

and highs in the low 50s.

For the rest of the week expect

clearing skies and a slight warming trend

as a high pressure system

pushes in from the south.

For the latest in news, weather

and sports stay tuned right here.

This is WSTL,

Saint Louis News Radio.

I'll find you.

Yeah, tell them to

put it out on Bay 6.


Look, we've already

had this discussion.

Just give me another minute, all

right. Now, I know Marlin. Okay?

Most of the grain providers he deals

with are guys I've sold contracts to.

They're my clients.

That mean you're the one to blame for

three of them walking away

in the last six months?

They were poached, Ambrose,

you know that.

Look, all I'm saying is,

I'm a known guy down there.

Okay, I'm an entity.

If anyone's gonna try to

sell Marlin, it should be me.

And he wanted to fire those guys,

by the way. I don't know if you know.



I thought you were in Gaithersburg.

I sold them yesterday

afternoon. I didn't have to stay.

Here's all your signed paperwork.

Well, this is outstanding.

Where do you want me next?

You tell me.

Where are your leads?

I'd like the chance

to go after Marlin.


A friend of mine worked

in one of his refineries.

She can get me five

minutes with him tomorrow.

This is a joke.

Is this a joke?

Marlin's out of her league.

No, this looks good.

But what about Texas

being off-limits for you?

I just want to sell.

Nothing's off-limits.

Joanna, have a safe trip.

Thank you.

Kurt, what are you doing?

Marlin was my lead.

Let me go!

Rough. I like it.

From what I remember, you like that.

Go get a beer with you?

Yeah, sure. Just tell me when.

You've reached Ed Mills.

No one's home to take your

call. So please leave a message.

Hey, Dad, it's Joanna. I'm gonna

be down in Luling for business.

I thought maybe I'll try to stop in,

but you know, I'm only in for a day.

Anyway, I hope

you're doing all right. Bye.

Hey, Michelle. I'm gonna need those

five minutes with Marlin tomorrow.

How did I know?

Coming home to make a sale, not to

see your oldest and dearest friend.

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