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

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  11 February 1975 (USA)
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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
Laurette Spang ...
Nancy
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Steve Benedict ...
Ray Peterson
Richard Roat ...
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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11 February 1975 (USA)  »

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Sara T. - Retrato de una joven alcohólica  »

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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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Childhood movie number 4. Linda the lush.
3 December 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Sarah T. (1975) Linda Blair is in deep trouble again. This time she's a teenage lush who can't keep her nose out of the bottle. What's scary about this one is that she's eerily credible as a drunk. The cheese factor of Mark Hamill keeps this picture from earning any real credibility (one scene has Luke Skywalker crying like a woman, watch out Star Wars fans). Well, it was pretty funny watching ol' Skywalker pour on the water works. Other than that (sans Mark Hamill) it's a good film about young alcoholics.

Recommended.


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