ABC Afterschool Specials: Season 13, Episode 7

One Too Many (1 May 1985)

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Four high school friends find their lives changed forever when one of the friends drives drunk with devastating results.



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Episode cast overview:
Mrs. Linton
Mr. Grey
Cinda Jackson ...
1st Paramedic
2nd Paramedic
Gerry Black ...
Interrogating Officer
Peter Crabbe ...
Arresting Officer
Mr. Jenkins


This after-school special is a short, to the point message to teens about drunk driving and its consequences. With a cast of talented actors "before they were stars," such as Mare Winningham, Val Kilmer, and Michelle Pfeiffer, the movie isn't big on plot but seperates itself from the typical drivers education movie with a surprise ending that universalizes its message and makes a seemingly cliche movie worthwhile. Written by Lilly Irani <>

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This special was filmed in 1983, however it was not broadcast on television until 1985. See more »

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19 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's better than the other movie we watched in Driver's Ed even if we didn't get to finish it. I thought Beth and Tim were pretty cute together and I can relate to her and the way she reacted to every thing going on around her. I thought they were both pretty dumb for agreeing to go out with Eric and Tim so fast though (Hello? You never go out with strangers, even ones your own age!). So, yeah. It's better than some anti-drinking movies I can think of.

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