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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Dr. Jeremy Partlin, Administrator of Elmwood Sanitarium
Ray Reinhardt ...
Dr. Silkworth, Alcoholic Specialist at Towns Hospital
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Bill Dotson, Drunk in hospital
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Fred, AA Member
Susan Duchow ...
Adele Gentry, Manager of Childrens ware in Dept. Store
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Charley
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Guy Kolb, Lois' boss at Dept. Store
William Aylward ...
Controller (as Bill Aylward)
Richard Travis ...
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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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30 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: My Name Is Bill W. (#38.3)  »

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Bill Wilson: It's like any journey, Fred. It begins with the first step.
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Excellent
14 March 2002 | by (Los Angeles, Ca. USA) – See all my reviews

This is an Excellent movie showing how AA started and how it works. It Shows non AA people how the program works. The two actors who played Bill and Bob are very believable as recovering alcoholics too. I wish everyone would watch this movie so they could see how the program works and so they would understand why people want to go to meetings the rest of their lives.


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