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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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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 ...
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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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Yes, Sarah drinks. Drinks as though she has to, no matter what happens. Big trouble for anybody. And little Sarah is only 15.

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Not Rated
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11 February 1975 (USA)  »

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A Garota Viciada  »

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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 »

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

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The story of a lonely teenage misfit, who resorts to alcohol as one of her coping tools.
13 April 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was 14 when this movie was first shown on TV. (The actress, Linda Blair, is a year older than me.) Even though I was not a drinker or a user, I remember feeling like the character of Sarah Travis was the first in movie/TV that I could identify with. I had gone from school to school, and my parents were split up. My Dad was an alcoholic, and I had a hard time fitting in. But like Sarah, I babysat to make pocket money, and I loved music. The Carole King album 'Tapestry' was my favourite album already, which the song 'It's Too Late' is from, (sung by Linda Blair in the movie.) As I lived through the teen years at the same time as this character, and had many similar issues, I feel like for me, the movie was an important one. I have the book again, like I did back then, but I would very much like to see this movie come out in DVD.


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