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My Name Is Bill W. (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  30 April 1989 (USA)
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Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along ... See full summary »

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Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support group that would eventually become Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Humberto Amador

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Bill Wilson: It's like any journey, Fred. It begins with the first step.
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An excellent review of the founding of AA
10 February 1999 | by (Sacramento, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the story of the founding of the organization Alcoholics Anonymous. I am acquainted with two people who knew Bill W (the main character in the movie) and they say that they believe this is an accurate depiction of the events shown in it.


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