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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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Housemother
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Heidi Murphy (as Suzanne Zenor)
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Herman Anderson
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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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The hilarious comedy by Joan Rivers about an unloved ugly duckling who is transformed by plastic surgery into a luscious lovely lady. Can she get even with everyone who laughed at her before? This time around she's... See more »

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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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One of the best made-for-TV films
20 June 2004 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

As others have remarked, I find it disappointing that this film has not been released on video. I recall seeing it in 1973, as a senior in college, on my portable black-and-white TV set in my dorm room. I was studying and sort of halfway missed the first half-hour, but eventually I was so intrigued that I set aside the books and watched the rest.

The transformation of the Stockard Channing character in the course of her accident and plastic surgery is so striking that I truly did not know that she played both the "before" and "after" versions until reading the IMDB credits and user comments today.

I can only echo the requests of others to please re-issue this film on DVD.


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