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The Girl Most Likely to... (1973)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 6 November 1973
An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.


Lee Philips


Agnes Gallin (teleplay), Joan Rivers (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Miriam Knight
Edward Asner ... Ralph Varone
Jim Backus ... Tilson
Joe Flynn ... Dr. Green
Chuck McCann ... Coach
Carl Ballantine ... Dr. Hankin
Cyril Delevanti ... Chaplain
Fred Grandy ... Dr. Ted Gates
Ruth McDevitt ... Housemother
Susanne Zenor ... Heidi Murphy (as Suzanne Zenor)
Warren Berlinger ... Herman Anderson
Larry Wilcox ... Moose Myers
Dan Spelling Dan Spelling ... Fred (as Daniel Spelling)
Reb Brown ... Football player
Warren Burton Warren Burton ... Actor


College co-ed Miriam Knight, portrayed by Stockard Channing is smart, witty, and well-meaning, but endures endless bullying because of how she looks and how much she weighs. But due to a freak car accident, she has plastic surgery, with results beyond anyone's imagination. Now ravishing and beautiful, she looks nothing like she used to, but the abuse she suffered while ugly still hurts. Now, Miriam is on a mission for deadly revenge from former tormentors. Written by trivwhiz

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The hilarious comedy by Joan Rivers about an unloved ugly duckling who is transformed by plastic surgery into a luscious lovely lady. Can she get even with everyone who laughed at her before? This time around she's... See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 November 1973 (USA) See more »

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The Girl Most Likely to... See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was broadcast by ABC and televised on Election Night 1973. In NYC the film was broadcast on ABC affiliate channel 7. When Miriam was planning to "do away" with one of her rivals the film was temporarily interrupted for election results. Those NY viewers who could also pick up ABC affiliate channel 8 from New Haven Connecticut, where there was no interruption, could "fast Forward " and see Miriam pushing that rival out of an airplane. As the movie resumed in its entirety on ch7, viewers could relive the entire "airplane" scene, if they chose to. See more »


Tilson: Mr. Meyers, can you tell us the basic theme of Oedipus?
Moose Myers: Uh... yeah. That's the guy who had something wrong with his eyes? Yeah. He had a problem with his eyes.
Tilson: Miss Knight, perhaps you can help Mr. Meyers with the theme of the Oedipus legend?
Miriam Knight: Easy. A guy can't kiss his mother on the mouth and get away with it.
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Light-hearted film that gives the spotlight to karmic justice!
30 April 1999 | by Rachael-5See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite dark comedy films--light-hearted, beautifully wicked and sometimes poignant. The plot is somewhat thin, but Stockard Channing is perfect in the lead and she makes it believable. Her transformation from Ugly Duckling to evil Swan is wonderful and sexy as is her wicked delight in bringing justice to those who caused her pain as her former self. The film is subtly satiric and delivers a climax with a twist. Lots of supporting cast members that are future "B" stars in their own right.

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