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The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)

Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nervosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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Joanne Powell
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Casey Powell
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Carol Link
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Gail Powell
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Madame Seurat
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Dr. Garett
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Dr. Neil Holzer
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Mary
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Michelle the Cheerleader
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Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nervosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her bickering parents must put aside their differences to help her recover before her condition kills her. Written by Anonymous

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A drama of anorexia nervosa. A movie that just might save your child's life.

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11 May 1981 (USA)  »

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A Mais Bela Rapariga do Mundo  »

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Under medical supervision, Jennifer Jason Leigh wasted down to 87 pounds for her role. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [Casey bites Frank's hand while forcing her to eat a peanut butter sandwich] Aaah! Aaah!
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Referenced in Strangers with Candy: Feather in the Storm (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartache Tonight
Written by Don Henley (uncredited), Glenn Frey (uncredited), Bob Seger (uncredited) and JD Souther (uncredited)
Performed by Eagles (as The Eagles)
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See Jennifer Jason Leigh do bulimia.
8 June 2000 | by (Reno, NV) – See all my reviews

Showing sparks of talent Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a depressed early eighties teen living with a super-controlling father and usual family of idiots. Very well done and very ahead of it's time even if the soundtrack is a little too REO Speedwagon.


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