The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to ... See full summary »
"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.
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