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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
Cyril Delevanti ...
Chaplain
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Dr. Ted Gates
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Housemother
Susanne Zenor ...
Heidi Murphy (as Suzanne Zenor)
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Herman Anderson
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Moose Myers
Dan Spelling ...
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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They treated her like a dog. Now, she's a fox. And she's going to make them pay. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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6 November 1973 (USA)  »

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La muchacha más parecida a...  »

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This film was broadcast by ABC and televised on Election Night 1973. In NYC the film was broadcast on ABC affiliate channel 7. When Miriam was planning to "do away" with one of her rivals the film was temporarily interrupted for election results. Those NY viewers who could also pick up ABC affiliate channel 8 from New Haven Connecticut, where there was no interruption, could "fast Forward " and see Miriam pushing that rival out of an airplane. As the movie resumed in its entirety on ch7, viewers could relive the entire "airplane" scene, if they chose to. 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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Featured in Svengoolie: The Girl Most Likely to... (1999) See more »

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NOW'S THE TIME TO RESURRECT THIS MEMORABLE FILM!
17 October 2004 | by (Orange County, CA) – See all my reviews

I'm pleasantly surprised to see that others remember this intriguing movie like I do! It has stuck in my mind ever since I saw it in high school.

I would love to share it with my daughters. High schoolers would especially appreciate it. All of us who were made fun of would have secretly loved to get revenge on our tormentors. If anyone hears about it being released on DVD/video, please let me know!

I'd love to buy it. Maybe we can start a campaign by writing to Joan Rivers? Does anyone remember what station sponsored it? With all the reality shows about makeovers, now would be the perfect time to resurrect this film!


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