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Why Me? (1984)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama  |  12 March 1984 (USA)
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An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby. Her husband cannot deal with her disfigurement and she ... See full summary »

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Leola Mae Harmon
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Dr. James Stallings
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Brian Harmon
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Daria
Michael Sacks ...
Dr. Harry Jarrick
Bruce Abbott ...
Markus
Richard Backus ...
Civilian Doctor
William Frankfather ...
Dental Corps Doctor
Kenneth Kimmins ...
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Lenka Peterson ...
Leola Mae's Mother
Milton Selzer ...
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Harley Scott ...
Michael
Gary Bisig
Walker Edmiston
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An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby. Her husband cannot deal with her disfigurement and she goes through a depression wondering why she was kept alive. The drunk driver who ploughed into her car is let off with a very lenient punishment, too. A doctor at the hospital sees potential in reconstructing this nurse's face. This doctor extends her enlistment so this nurse will be eligible for medical treatment covered by the armed forces over the entire course of the reconstructive surgeries. In the course of the reconstruction, the doctor and the nurse must overcome several obstacles. These range from the personal, where the nurse wonders if the doctor is only doing this for his own fame, to the bureaucracy, which has problems with the use of labial tissue from the vaginal area to reconstruct the nurse's lips. All through her treatment the nurse continues her duties at the hospital when she is ... Written by Gwynne M. Osaki <gmosaki@yahoo.com>

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Leola Mae Harmon and Dr. James O. Stallings III divorced in 1976, but remained friends. She married Harold Swihart in 1982. They moved to Florida in 1988. See more »

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On Screen Text: [last lines, the text that appears on screen] One year and 40 operations later, Leola May and Dr. James Stallings moved to New York City where Leola worked as Dr. Stallings' surgical nurse. Her appearance was a testament to other severely injured patients. Leola May and Dr. James Stallings married and continued to work together as a team.
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Very good movie
26 June 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie again since it aired on television in the 80's. It was such a touching, amazing movie I just can't believe it hasn't been back on. If anyone finds when it's showing again, please e-mail me, I would love to record it! (If you love Armand Assante, you'll love this movie!)


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