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The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family | Sport  -  6 February 1980 (USA)
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Scott Baio plays a high school hockey player. He is well liked and well respected among his coach and teammates. What they don't know is that he is an alcoholic. His background comes from ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Buff Saunders
Billy Carpenter
Gus Carpenter
Mrs. Carpenter
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Scott Baio plays a high school hockey player. He is well liked and well respected among his coach and teammates. What they don't know is that he is an alcoholic. His background comes from his father, who is also an alcoholic. Baio must work to stay clean and sober so he doesn't lose his position on the hockey team or the respect from his friends. Written by Pat McCurry <>

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He's 15. A star athlete. And an alcoholic.


Drama | Family | Sport


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6 February 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El chico que bebía demasiado  »

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When Billy goes to a treatment center that is in another city, it's actually one block away from the High School they shot the film at. See more »


Gus Carpenter: Put that down!
Buff Saunders: What for?
Gus Carpenter: 'Cause you're not old enough!
Buff Saunders: How old do you have to be to be a stinking drunk like you?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »


Lonely Street, Winter Day
Music by Michael Small
Lyrics by Jerry McNeely
Sung by Robert Jason
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Man, Scott Baio was the king of Just Say No, wasn't he?
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BJs Twit, that was ANOTHER other Afterschool Special! The one where Baio was a diver and missed the meet because of a drunk driving accident was called "All the Kids Do It". Jeez, how many of these were there? Anyway, I remember all three of these, and I remember hating Stoned, because obviously Baio's character had problems fitting in, and problems living in his brother's shadow, but all he "learns" is that getting high is the WRONG way to deal with that. Nothing about the RIGHT way. The message I got was that you should do drugs just so you can get clean, and THEN people will respect you for getting clean. What-ever.

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