ABC Afterschool Specials: Season 13, Episode 7

One Too Many (1 May 1985)

TV Episode  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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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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Great for a driver's ed class to see
8 October 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

One of the better anti-drunk driving shows out there. I didn't like the casting, a bunch of obvious adults playing teens?? Even if they all ended up major Hollywood stars! The ending was very out of the ordinary for these types of educational teen afterschool specials, and much more realistic.

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