ABC Afterschool Specials: Season 13, Episode 7

One Too Many (1 May 1985)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Comedy | Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 105 users  
Reviews: 6 user

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



0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 53 titles
created 4 months ago

Related Items

Search for "One Too Many" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: One Too Many (01 May 1985)

One Too Many (01 May 1985) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of ABC Afterschool Specials.
« Previous Episode | 90 of 156 Episodes | Next Episode »


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

1 May 1985 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not Too Bad, Interesting, connects with today's teens.
15 January 1999 | by (Vermont) – See all my reviews

One Too Many was an interesting show that is good for a Driver's Ed class or just to watch. It shows what Alcohol can do. Eric was a drinker and his girlfriend lets him. Their best friends try to stop them, but they just don't get through to him.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Adam Sandler Drug Dealer? Showmanrox
The Pinballs seas286
Psssssst... Hammerman's After You!!! OKCRay
Nazis? Ozymandias1
ABC AfterSchool and ABC Weekend Specials AnikaMarie
Old Woman Stood Up by Cruel Kids - Episode Title? implode-2
Discuss One Too Many (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: