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Lifestories: Families in Crisis 

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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20 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Craig Wasson ...  Bill Bell / ... 2 episodes, 1992-1994
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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 <bleeder73@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Family | Sport

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USA

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English

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1 August 1992 (USA) See more »

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Bronxville, New York, USA See more »

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Referenced in The 18th Annual CableACE Awards (1996) See more »

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good, and unusually graphic
31 May 2003 | by Achtung_Baby007See all my reviews

I saw the episode about the bulimic girl, played by Calista Flockhart, in health class. It provided a visceral, graphic look into eating disorders and stayed with me a while. The whole vomit-in-the-closet thing was disgusting. The movie overall showed the horrifying reality of bulimia in an excellent way.


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