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Great Moments in Film

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Posted By: Doc Holliday at 1:55 pm

18 Jul 2009

HBO was way ahead of the curve in 1994 with a short film warning about the dangers of steroid use in athletics.  The network gave us “Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story” featuring an emmy-winning performance by Ben Affleck.  The Emmy committee was tempted to give out the award before HBO even released the project because of the simple, yet moving synopsis:

“A high school football player starts to use steroids in his game to become a better and stronger player.  This leads to violence with his girlfriend and enemies.  Then he talks about how he’s had two heart attacks because of the use of steroids.”

Real powerful stuff.  If I’ve learned one thing today, it’s that I should never even think about shaking an entire bottle of Tums into my mouth.  You never know how your body will react to a stomach full of calcium and antacid.  Thank you, Ben Affleck, thank you.

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