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The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 October 1981 (USA)
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With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.

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Barbara Miller
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Larry Miller
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Kathy Miller
Bill Beyers ...
Larry Don Miller
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Dr. Christiansen
Michele Greene ...
Sherrie
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Mark
Mary Ann Chinn ...
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David Hooks ...
Dr. Mahon
Louise Lewis ...
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Mark Tapscott ...
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Dr. Jewell
Julie Piekarski ...
Carol
Charles Stewart ...
Ray MacMillan
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With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.

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One of a late 1970s early 1980s mini-cycle of films centering around women athletes. The movies include Blue Skies Again (1983) (baseball), Goldengirl (1979) (athletics), The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981) (athletics), Hockey Night (1984) (ice hockey), Quarterback Princess (1983) (gridiron), Personal Best (1982) (pentathlon), Gregory's Girl (1981) (soccer) and Heart Like a Wheel (1983) (drag racing). See more »

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A definite recommendation
3 February 1999 | by (Sidney, Canada) – See all my reviews

"The Miracle Of Kathy Miller" is based on a true story. 13-year-old Kathy remained in a coma for seven weeks after being struck by a car. She lost half her body weight and almost all of her pre-accident abilities. Her recovery began in May 1977 and was only partially complete six months later, but it was enough to run and finish a very trying marathon.

This film is much better than most triumph-over-tragedy stuff at portraying the difficult process, for patient and family alike, of recovery from coma. Just two quibbles: The rehabilitation staff gets short shrift, and a school dance scene where Kathy's friends make fun of her rings false. Fortunately, Helen Hunt is excellent as the crippled but determined Kathy Miller.

-Tony


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