Desperate Lives (1982)





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In this made-for-TV film, a high-school counselor (Joyce Brothers) faces ineffectual help from administration in combating drugs, so she recruits several students to help in the battle.
Drama , Television
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Sam Bottoms
as Ken Baynes
Diana Scarwid
as Eileen Phillips
Diane Ladd
as Carol Cameron
Doug McKeon
as Scott Cameron
Tom Atkins
as John Cameron
Art Hindle
as Stan
William Windom
as Dr. Jarvis
Terry Alexander
as Robert Walsh
Michele Greene
as Julie Jordan
Tricia Cast
as Susan Garber
Joey Green
as Howard
Joyce Brothers
as Mrs. Watson
Viola Kates Stimpson
as Grandmother
Michael Cummings
as Brad Davis
Jim Eldert
as Cheerleader
Samuel Bottoms
as Ken Baynes
Ralph Meyering Jr.
as Frank Cramer
Curt Ayers
as Jesse
Aggie Terry
as Cindy
Gail Oda
as Kathy
Matt Burke
as Paramedic
Noel P. Scott
as Frisbee Thrower
William Vincent Kulak
as 2nd Paramedic
Terry Alexander
as Robert Walsh
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A very great anti-drug TV movie with a great message. A very big eye-opener on the effects of the drugs. A great cast with a great story. I give this movie 2 thumbs up.

Jeffrey McCurdy
Jeffrey McCurdy

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