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The Girl Most Likely to... (1973)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 6 November 1973
An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.

Director:

Lee Philips

Writers:

Agnes Gallin (teleplay), Joan Rivers (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Miriam Knight
Edward Asner ... Ralph Varone
Jim Backus ... Tilson
Joe Flynn ... Dr. Green
Chuck McCann ... Coach
Carl Ballantine ... Dr. Hankin
Cyril Delevanti ... Chaplain
Fred Grandy ... Dr. Ted Gates
Ruth McDevitt ... Housemother
Susanne Zenor ... Heidi Murphy (as Suzanne Zenor)
Warren Berlinger ... Herman Anderson
Larry Wilcox ... Moose Myers
Dan Spelling Dan Spelling ... Fred (as Daniel Spelling)
Reb Brown ... Football player
Warren Burton Warren Burton ... Actor
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Storyline

College co-ed Miriam Knight, portrayed by Stockard Channing is smart, witty, and well-meaning, but endures endless bullying because of how she looks and how much she weighs. But due to a freak car accident, she has plastic surgery, with results beyond anyone's imagination. Now ravishing and beautiful, she looks nothing like she used to, but the abuse she suffered while ugly still hurts. Now, Miriam is on a mission for deadly revenge from former tormentors. Written by trivwhiz

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They treated her like a dog. Now, she's a fox. And she's going to make them pay. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Most Likely to... See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Asner had worked with Florence Lake in The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Lou's First Date (1973), the same year. See more »

Quotes

Tilson: Mr. Meyers, can you tell us the basic theme of Oedipus?
Moose Myers: Uh... yeah. That's the guy who had something wrong with his eyes? Yeah. He had a problem with his eyes.
[laughs]
Tilson: Miss Knight, perhaps you can help Mr. Meyers with the theme of the Oedipus legend?
Miriam Knight: Easy. A guy can't kiss his mother on the mouth and get away with it.
[laughs]
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Featured in Svengoolie: The Girl Most Likely to... (1999) See more »

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An Emotional Roller Coaster Ride
9 April 2002 | by dehalleySee all my reviews

Stockard Channing seemingly came out of nowhere and gave us a preview of the quirky, oblique roles that would make her famous. Over the years, there have been many movies that start out funny and turn dark. In this movie, we have a very dark beginning, where a handsome boy, as part of a sick bet, seduces a very homely girl. As she flees the humiliating scene, she is involved in a horrendous auto accident (dark enough for you yet?). Because she is so damaged in the accident, doctors take the opportunity to remake her as a beautiful woman. Inside, however, she is still devastated by her prior treatment, so she uses her new beauty to exact horrible revenge on those who had tormented her when she was ugly. Now here's the kicker: she does this in a darkly funny way. See this movie if you ever get the chance. Stockard benefited from a stellar supporting cast, but she herself was magnificent!


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