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Under the Influence (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  28 September 1986 (USA)
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Andy Griffith plays Noah Talbot, 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
Dana Andersen ...
Terri Talbot
Kario Salem ...
John Simpson
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Cade
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Dr. Duran
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Eve
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Helen Talbot
Eve Smith ...
Mrs. Clark
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Ms. Morgan
Danae Torn ...
Floozie Girl
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Miss Seaver
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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Excellent Representation of the Dysfunctional, Alcoholic Family
6 February 2003 | by (Vancouver, Washington) – See all my reviews

I feel that this movie was one of the best I've seen which illustrates the dysfunctional alcoholic Family. It clearly showed all of the family roles which typically can exist in that setting. (Dependent, Enabler, Hero, Scapegoat, Lost Child and Mascot). I believe that this is a must to see for any alcoholic, family member of an alcoholic family and even any member of a dysfuntional family which my not involve alcoholism.


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