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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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1996   1995   1994   1993   1992  
20 wins & 27 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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It really stick with you, especially Gunplay: The Last day in the life of Brian Darling
8 July 2019 | by roopjmSee all my reviews

I watched every episode in this series as they aired in the early 90s. As a kid, I didn't fully understand them completely, but their lessons have always been with me into adulthood.

Gunplay: The Last day in the life of Brian Darling had an extraordinary impact on me. It left such a feeling of dread in my stomach, and that feeling always returns when I have read about similar events, or even a scene in The Sixth Sense.

I did not touch a gun until I was in my late 20s, and only with a Police Officer friend of mine. This type of tragedy happens every day, and makes me think "If they had only seen this show"


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