Down 16,816 this week

Love, Mary (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  8 October 1985 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 62 users  
Reviews: 5 user

A teen (Kristy McNichol), who is always in trouble in school and has been sent to reform school, turns her life around when a counselor (Rachel Ticotin) discovers she is dyslexic.


0Check in

The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema

Highly immersive cinematic worlds can carry a movie, and we've rounded up the best of the best.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 14 Aug 2013
a list of 453 titles
created 10 Jun 2014
a list of 1995 titles
created 10 months ago
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 223 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Search for "Love, Mary" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Love, Mary (TV Movie 1985)

Love, Mary (TV Movie 1985) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love, Mary.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A comedy of a guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials, and is looking for someone to love. So, he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martini
Stars: David Packer, Scott McGinnis, David Leisure
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Michael Ontkean, Kaki Hunter
Children of the Bride (TV Movie 1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Jonathan Sanger
Stars: Rue McClanahan, Kristy McNichol, Jack Coleman
Dream Lover (1986)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Ben Masters, Paul Shenar
Women of Valor (TV Movie 1986)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Story of a group of U.S. Army nurses in the Philippines during World War II who are captured and imprisoned by Japanese troops during the invasion of the Philippines.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Kristy McNichol, Alberta Watson
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship end up having saves his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton
Mother of the Bride (TV Movie 1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Margaret Becker Hix deals with an upcoming wedding of her daughter, another daughter's romance with a motorcycle enthusiast and a surprise appearance by her ex-husband.

Director: Charles Correll
Stars: Rue McClanahan, Kristy McNichol, Paul Dooley
Baby of the Bride (TV Movie 1991)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Soon after returning from their honeymoon, John and Margaret Hix receive the surprise of their life - at 53, Margaret is pregnant! Against her husband's wishes, Margaret decides to keep the... See full summary »

Director: Bill Bixby
Stars: Rue McClanahan, Kristy McNichol, John Wesley Shipp
Blinded by the Light (TV Movie 1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young guy joins a cult and his sister (Kristy) is sent by their family and the help of a specialist to bring him home but she gets swept up in it too.

Director: John A. Alonzo
Stars: Phillip R. Allen, Keith Andes, Ben Bottoms
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Carrie Buck is a young intellectually disabled woman who is persuaded to fight against the courts for custody of her newborn daughter after it's taken from her since Carrie has been ... See full summary »

Director: John David Coles
Stars: Marlee Matlin, Melissa Gilbert, Peter Frechette
Horror | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A recently widowed writer moves into a Victorian house that is supposedly haunted. Although he is attracted to his pretty next-door neighbor, he finds himself being seduced by the spirit of... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Badger
Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Kristy McNichol, Blair Parker


Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Groda-Lewis
Fennie Groda
David Lewis
Rachel Martin
Christine Groda
Leslie Wing ...
Dr. Sitton
Dorothy Dells ...
Beatrice Symes
David Sage ...
Dr. Miller
Romy Windsor ...
Sarah Partridge ...
Ron Recasner ...
Bernard Fuller
Tamu Blackwell ...


A teen (Kristy McNichol), who is always in trouble in school and has been sent to reform school, turns her life around when a counselor (Rachel Ticotin) discovers she is dyslexic.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

8 October 1985 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This was the fifth and final TV movie Kristy McNichol made for CBS under a deal her mother negotiated in 1977: five films for a total sum of $1,000,000. The others were "Summer Of My German Soldier" (1978), "Like Mom, Like Me" (1978), "My Old Man (1979), and "Blinded By the Light" (1980). See more »


Set in 1966, the tall skyscrapers seen on the city's skyline at the opening were not built until the 1970s and 80s. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

About a strong, noble woman and doctor.
26 May 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA.) – See all my reviews

I realize that the film is based on a book and a true story. This lady was always one tough cookie as portrayed by actress Kristy McNichol. Boy did she overcome the barriers. She was always independent and strong. She was always noble and fair with her kids. Her husband in the film was portrayed by actor David Paymer. I'm guessing that he and I both are xxy males. Thus, I'm guessing that the husband in the film was one as well. The husband in the film was perfect for this woman and really backed her up. I guess she figured he was someone she could handle. Still, to take this guy was noble on her part, I think. Given this, I am also curious about the history of the husband. David Paymer is a role model of mine. I like this lady doctor, her kids, and her husband. I like what they are about. I would like to contact them. I still have yet to read the book. Anyway, what an amazing story, what an amazing film. Way back in 1985 and still on my mind.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Re: Mary's children's fathers bthcrlsol
on dvd ms_ksampson
Discuss Love, Mary (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: