Noah Talbot is a long-time alcoholic whose drinking begins to have a devastating effect not only on his personal life but on his family as well.

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Noah Talbot
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Ann Talbot Simpson
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Stephen Talbot
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Eddie Talbot
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Terri Talbot
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John Simpson
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Cade
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Dr. Duran
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Eve
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Helen Talbot
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John Zarchen ...
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A hard-drinking family man has been successful in his business despite his alcoholism. His daughter, a professional, struggles to meet her father's high expectations while she becomes addicted to prescription drugs; his son, who works for him and who serves as both his whipping boy and his drinking buddy, is becoming an alcoholic like his dad. Then the father's drinking finally takes its toll on his health, and he demands that his son bring him liquor in the hospital as his son's life, and his daughter's, fall apart at home. Written by Morganalee

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Star Performance by Reeves & Griffith
19 February 1999 | by (Chico,CA) – See all my reviews

This movie does an excellent portrayal of the alcoholic family, and the son's unconscious recording of his fathers'personality. Everyone plays their role well, but you could swear Andy and his oldest son developed a problem, on purpose, for the reality of this sad, but real, film.


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