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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.

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Miriam Knight
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Ralph Varone
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Tilson
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Dr. Green
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Coach
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Dr. Hankin
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Dr. Ted Gates
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Herman Anderson
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Moose Myers
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Fred (as Daniel Spelling)
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Warren Burton ...
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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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Who's the new girl? The clueless are dying to find out! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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6 November 1973 (USA)  »

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La muchacha más parecida a...  »

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Somewhat unusually, there was only one actor billed as "starring," Stockard Channing, everyone else was billed as "guest starring," "co-starring" or "also starring." See more »

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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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Features Romeo and Juliet (1936) See more »

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Educational TV Movie
1 December 2002 | by (Lowell MA) – See all my reviews

I saw this made-for-TV movie on ABC's Movie of the Week (or whatever it was called) when it first aired, way back when I was about nine years old. One of the few things I remember about this movie was how striking the difference was between the ugly Stockard Channing, and the hot babe Stockard Channing, a difference effected in the movie by a disfiguring automobile accident followed by some _very_ skillful plastic surgery. (What special makeup effects the makers of the movie used to pull this off, I don't know. I know the hot babe more closely resembled the real Stockard Channing.)

Another thing I remember was recognizing Stockard Channing as the hapless young woman frequently victimized by the Number Painting Guy (portrayed by future "Jeffersons" supporting player Paul Benedict) on "Sesame Street."

A third thing I remember was being introduced to the twin concepts of plastic surgery (I was REALLY impressed by Stockard's transformation) and black comedy. That's how my mother described it when I asked if the movie we were watching was supposed to be funny or not. She then explained that black comedy was something that found humor in something not normally thought of as funny (such as a poor tormented frump who gets her already ugly face ripped to shreds only to have it put back together, only much better looking than it was before, giving the erstwhile frump the opportunity to exact her revenge on the men who had treated her so cruelly when she was still ugly). Having learned this much, I considered this movie quite educational.

Another reviewer expressed the earnest wish that this movie be released on video. I concur; I'd love to see Ms. Channing's transformation again.


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