THE EXCELLENT EIGHTIES: Choices (1981)

Seeing as how many TV movies are on this set, I was thinking that this would be the 1986 Cannon Pictures made for TV movie Choices, starring George C. Scott, Jacqueline Bisset and Melissa Gilbert, which was directed by David Lowell Rich. Nope.

Instead, this is a 1981 TV movie directed by Silvio Narizzano, who made Georgy Girl and the Dennis Hopper and Carrol Baker-starring Bloodbath, in which Hopper plays Chicken, a junkie living in a small Spanish village where magic and child sacrifice is a fact of life. You better believe I’m hunting that movie down right now.

You know, by comparison, this tale of a partially deaf teenager dealing with his handicap while winning over his football team and a new girlfriend while staying out of trouble seems really boring.

That new girlfriend is played by Demi Moore. It was her first role, but when she became a star, her image became the art on the VHS re-release. The major trivia I can impart to you on this movie is that star Paul Carafotes told Daily Mail that the night before Demi married her first husband Freddy Moore, she snuck out of her own bachelorette party to spend the night with him. She did mention this in her biography Inside Out, but never mentioned him by name.

You can watch this on YouTube.

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