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Why Me? (1984)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 12 March 1984
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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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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
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Markus
Richard Backus ...
Civilian Doctor
William Frankfather ...
Dental Corps Doctor
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Lenka Peterson ...
Leola Mae's Mother
Milton Selzer ...
Colonel
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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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12 March 1984 (USA)  »

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L'opération de la dernière chance  »

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In reality, Leola Mae Harmon married her surgeon, Dr. James Stallings, and assists him in his plastic surgery practice. See more »

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The movie opened stating that it was the fall of 1968 and in the newscast on the radio it spoke of President Nixon. President Nixon started his term on January 20 1969. President Johnson was president in the fall of 1968. 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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A MUST see movie!
18 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie hasn't been shown since its release. It should! It is a great story of courage, triumph, hope, friendship, tragedy and love. Lifetime should definitely add this to its list of must see movies! You can't go wrong watching this story! Glynnis and Armand are great in this! I was very moved when it originally aired in the early 80's. It made an impact on my life that I will never forget. I always wonder how the characters are doing now. This movie showed that the nurse triumphed over what life dealt her in the tragic accident. If you can find this movie on tape/CD please get it. I will be waiting for its re-airing! I hope someone that can make that happen reads this!


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