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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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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


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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Release Date:

5 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El milagro de Kathy Miller See more »

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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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Fortitude in the Family
10 July 2011 | by jhmelcherSee all my reviews

The real Kathy Miller lives in Santa Fe now....as of July 10th 2011. It took a family effort to keep the value of her life in the now. Now it's our time to bond together with Fortitude from the Family. I'm a runner so this is inspiring. We really can't do it alone. The joy of success needs to be shared. That's the lesson I learned. When I run my mile time trials there will be a time I think of this movie. Running is a solo effort but not here! I hope I can bring my soul into my races with me. This TV movie will help as does IMDb. It's a great service of communication. So my IMDb friends, in the race of life there is help when needed....yet we know 'asking' is hard. I hope I can use the spirit of this movie to motivate me.

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