ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
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The Heartbreak Winner 

Teenage figure skater learns to true value of winning when she meets a paraplegic youngster.

Director:

Bruce Malmuth

Writers:

Michael Bonadies (novel), Durrell Royce Crays (teleplay)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Melissa Sherman Melissa Sherman ... Maggie MacDonald
Chris Hagan Chris Hagan ... Bobby
Tammy Taylor ... Cindy
Walter Brooke
Robert Gribbin
Anne Gee Byrd
Philip Charles MacKenzie ... Dr. LaFleur
Mark James ... Joey
Peggy Stewart ... (as Peg Stewart)
Bob O'Connell
Kathie Kellogg Kathie Kellogg
Bob Bigelow Bob Bigelow
Lillian Lehman Lillian Lehman ... Pearl
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Storyline

Budding teenage figure skater Maggie MacDonald is looking forward to the chance for Olympic trials, when she suddenly comes down with a case of rhumatoid arthritis, seemingly destroying her hopes forever until she meets a young African-American parapalegic named Joey who's determined to regain the ability to walk, and thus encourages her to return to the skating world once again. Written by Daniel Timothy Dey

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gold Test See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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