ABC Afterschool Specials: Season 9, Episode 2

Schoolboy Father (15 Oct. 1980)

TV Episode  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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High school senior discovers his summer girlfriend has given birth to his child, and decides to fight for custody.

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Episode cast overview:
Charles Elderberry
Daisy Dallenger
Sharon Spelman ...
Mrs. Elderberry
Lucy Twining
Beatrice Colen ...
Ms. Shipley
Bryan Utman ...
Lois Hall ...
Mrs. Rogers
Jack Manning ...
Mr. Herschel
Walter Farley
Dorothy Sinclair ...
Nursery Nurse
Patti Jerome ...
Macho Muriel


A 16-year-old boy discovers that a girl he met at summer camp became pregnant with his child when he sees a birth announcement in the local newspaper. He is determined, however, to be a father to his baby because of his own father deserting him and his mother when he was two years old, thinking it will be easy. He learns, however, that being a father is not at all what he dreamed it would be when reality hits of making sacrifices, such as giving up a car he wanted to buy and not being able to attend a birthday party of a girl he likes at school. Written by Anonymous

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One of Rob Lowe's best!

This was an exceptionally good movie. Rob Lowe's first movie was one of his all-time best. If you enjoyed this movie, then you should rent The Outsiders, another of Lowe's best acted films. I really enjoyed how his character interacted. Since I saw this movie, he became my favorite actor of all time.

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