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Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 February 1975
This movie is a teaching tool about a teenage girl struggling with alcoholism to cope with her feelings of insecurity and usual problems of adolescence.

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Cast

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Sarah Travis
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Jerry Travis
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Jean Hodges
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Matt Hodges
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Dr. Marvin Kittredge
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Ken Newkirk
Eric Olson ...
Bobby
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Nancy
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Steve Benedict ...
Ray Peterson
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Fred Tyler
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Mrs. Peterson
Hilda Haynes ...
Margaret
Jessica Rains ...
Mrs. Tyler
Sheila Larken ...
Vice Principal
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Finding herself unable to cope with the divorce of her parents and the stress of daily life, 15-year-old Sarah Travis starts drinking in secret. At first, alcohol provides comfort and release. Then it sends her life spiraling out of control. Written by Reid Taylor

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Only his love could give her the hope of a normal life. See more »

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Not Rated
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A Garota Viciada  »

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Trivia

Director Richard Donner, who later hit pay-dirt with Superman (1978) in 1979, went on the talk show circuit to plug his blockbuster and was asked questions about his early directorial work. However, he couldn't remember the name of this movie. He ended up calling it "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway", which was directed by Randal Kleiser. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Too Late
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Written by Carole King and Toni Stern
Sung by Linda Blair
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Classic made-for-TV movie!
6 February 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

They just don't make made-for-tv movies like they did in the '70s! This is one of my favourite tv movies from that era. Linda Blair plays her character flawless, and makes her role believable. Although it hasn't been on TV for over 10 years now, it's a movie that is a memorable one. It follows the trials and tribulations of a girl that just wants to fit in to her new surroundings, family situation, and school. The two scenes that stick out in my mind are: 1. Linda Blair singing "It's too late"(Carole King),2. Her AA councillor mentioning that alcohol gives at the beginning, then starts taking away from your life. I have never forgot that statement! It would be nice if this movie was available on VHS/DVD, because it is one of Linda Blair's best movies


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