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Under the Influence (1986)

Noah Talbot is a long-time alcoholic whose drinking begins to have a devastating effect not only on his personal life but on his family as well.

Director:

Thomas Carter

Writer:

Joyce Burditt (as Joyce Rebeta-Burditt)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Noah Talbot
Season Hubley ... Ann Talbot Simpson
Paul Provenza ... Stephen Talbot
Keanu Reeves ... Eddie Talbot
Dana Andersen Dana Andersen ... Terri Talbot
Kario Salem ... John Simpson
William Schallert ... Cade
Richard Lawson ... Dr. Duran
Paddi Edwards ... Eve
Joyce Van Patten ... Helen Talbot
Eve Smith Eve Smith ... Mrs. Clark
Susan Ruttan ... Ms. Morgan
Danae Torn Danae Torn ... Floozie Girl
Janet Rotblatt ... Miss Seaver
John Zarchen John Zarchen ... Boy in Bar
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aparências See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Excellent Representation of the Dysfunctional, Alcoholic Family
6 February 2003 | by jrpeter51See 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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