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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

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Buff Saunders
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Billy Carpenter
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Gus Carpenter
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Mrs. Carpenter
Stephen Davies ...
Alan
Toni Kalem ...
Tina
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Donna Watson
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Art Collins
Michele Tobin ...
Julie
Don Murray ...
Ken Saunders
Ron Max ...
Coach Anderson
Marla Frumkin ...
Lucy
Jerry McNeely ...
Spanish Teacher
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Murph
John Roselius ...
Paul Watson
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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 <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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

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Drama | Family | Sport

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6 February 1980 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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 The Hour: Episode #7.30 (2010) See more »

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Lonely Street, Winter Day
Music by Michael Small
Lyrics by Jerry McNeely
Sung by Robert Jason
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Very Real and disturbing
21 April 1999 | by (South Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

This was an awesome movie. Scott Baio is absolutely wonderful as an aspiring and hard-working diver in training. His dreams come crashing down around him after a night of drinking lands him in the hospital the day before a huge qualifying meet. This movie paints a realistic and disturbing picture of the dangers of drinking and driving. Everyone needs to see it. It will definitely make you think.


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