Based on true stories, this series depicts a variety of important and critical events that can happen in the lives of teenagers.

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Lifestories: Families in Crisis is an HBO series that deals with major issues involving individuals. Issues include a child molesting priest (played by Craig Wasson) terrorizing a bunch of families, an anorexic (played by Calista Flockhart) trying to deal with her problems, a football player addicted to steroids (played by Ben Affleck), substance abuse by a teenager, homosexuality and bi-sexuality involving teenagers, a teenage girl who has an illegal abortion and dies, a girl who contracts AIDS and has to live with the disease, and homelessness in Philadelphia and the major impact it has on a teenager. This series appeared on HBO for two seasons and featured many rising stars of movies and television such as Calista Flockhart, Ben Affleck, Ernie Hudson, and Claire Danes. Written by Robert Byrd <>

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Best HBO movie ever made
15 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"A Child Betrayed" changed my life. I know a lot of people who have had this experience. The movie was really realistic and the acting was so good I couldn't tear myself away. I especially liked the supporting cast (some child actors who really were phenomenal). The kid who played Kenny was the best. I think that the story is an important one to tell. I know this movie won some Emmys. It totally deserves them! The movie was touching. I recommend it to anyone interested in religion, acting, or kids. Not only did the movie report accurate events, but it did so in a really emotional way. Some shots were in-your-face intense. There is this one where the kid Kenny feels really sad because his friend is going to get molested, and there's this close up on him and he's really a good actor so it seems totally realistic. Everyone should see this movie!

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