The Boy Who Drank Too Much

The Boy Who Drank Too Much

1980 television film directed by Jerrold Freedman
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The Boy Who Drank Too Much is a 1980 American made-for-television drama film based on a novel by Shep Greene. The film was initially broadcast on CBS and sponsored by Xerox, and starred Scott Baio as a high school hockey player struggling with alcoholism. While its approach is that of a typical after school special, the film was presented as a prime time made-for-TV movie, which was seen February 6, 1980 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. Taking a form of a 20th-century morality play, the film dealt with a serious issue of alcoholism, that might confront youth in a prescriptive manner.

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Edward DeBlasio
Shep Greene (novel)
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Jerrold Freedman
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English
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Jerry McNeely
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Donald A. Baer
Shep Greene (associate producer)
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Anthony Redman
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99 min
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Company Four
MTM Enterprises
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CBS
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  • February 6, 1980 (1980-02-06)
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