The Boy Who Drank Too Much

The Boy Who Drank Too Much

"The Boy Who Drank Too Much" is a 1980s made for TV movie based on a novel by Shep Greene, initially distributed by CBS, starring Scott Baio as a high school hockey player struggling with alcoholism. It is a prime example of an after school special – arguably a 20th century morality play – in that it dealt with a serious issue, that might confront youth, in a prescriptive manner.

Baio stars as Buff Saunders, a teen hockey player well-liked and respected among his coaches and teammates. He battles to hide the truth from his elders and peers -- that, like his father, he is an alcoholic. He struggles to remain clean and sober in order not to lose his position on the team and the respect of his friends.

It co-starred Lance Kerwin, Ed Lauter, and Don Murray as his father.

It first aired February 6, 1980, and was filmed in Los Angeles, California and Madison, Wisconsin.

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