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The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Sport | TV Movie 6 February 1980
A popular high school hockey player hides that fact that he is an alcoholic.

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Billy Carpenter
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Mrs. Carpenter
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Alan
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Tina
Katherine Pass ...
Donna Watson
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Art Collins
Michele Tobin ...
Julie
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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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Storyline

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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Not Rated
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6 February 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El chico que bebía demasiado  »

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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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Lonely Street, Winter Day
Music by Michael Small
Lyrics by Jerry McNeely
Sung by Robert Jason
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Baio goes bad!
20 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is one of a few (three I think) ABC "After School Specials" that Scott acted in. While his acting in this one is not as good as "Stoned", he plays a similar character spiraling down, due to drinking, not drugs. This is a hard hitting story, as most of the specials were meant to be, so show young people the pitfalls of doing things they shouldn't.


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