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The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 5 October 1981
With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.

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Ethel Brez, Mel Brez
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sharon Gless ... Barbara Miller
Frank Converse ... Larry Miller
Helen Hunt ... Kathy Miller
Bill Beyers Bill Beyers ... Larry Don Miller
John de Lancie ... Dr. Christiansen
Michele Greene ... Sherrie
William Forsythe ... Mark
Mary Ann Chinn Mary Ann Chinn ... Nurse Meredith (as Mary Ann Chin)
David Hooks David Hooks ... Dr. Mahon
Louise Lewis Louise Lewis ... Desk Nurse
Mark Tapscott ... Principal
Rance Howard ... Dr. Jewell
Julie Piekarski ... Carol
Charles Stewart Charles Stewart ... Ray MacMillan
Brad Blaisdell ... Paramedic
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With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El milagro de Kathy Miller See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of a late 1970s early 1980s mini-cycle of films centering around women athletes. The movies include Blue Skies Again (1983) (baseball), Goldengirl (1979) (athletics), The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981) (athletics), Hockey Night (1984) (ice hockey), Quarterback Princess (1983) (gridiron), Personal Best (1982) (pentathlon), Gregory's Girl (1980) (soccer) and Heart Like a Wheel (1983) (drag racing). See more »

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A definite recommendation
3 February 1999 | by angilbasSee all my reviews

"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.

-Tony


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