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Why Me? (1984)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 12 March 1984
Leola Mae Harmon, a pregnant military nurse who is the victim of a drunk-driving accident. In addition to losing her unborn child, Leola is severely disfigured by the incident. To make ... See full summary »

Director:

Fielder Cook

Writers:

Leola Mae Harmon (book), Dalene Young
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glynnis O'Connor ... Leola Mae Harmon
Armand Assante ... Dr. James Stallings
Craig Wasson ... Brian Harmon
Annie Potts ... Daria
Michael Sacks ... Dr. Harry Jarrick
Bruce Abbott ... Markus
Richard Backus ... Civilian Doctor
William Frankfather ... Dental Corps Doctor
Kenneth Kimmins ... Chief of Surgery
Lenka Peterson ... Leola Mae's Mother
Milton Selzer ... Colonel
William Windom ... General
Harley Scott Harley Scott ... Michael
Gary Bisig Gary Bisig
Walker Edmiston
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Storyline

Leola Mae Harmon, a pregnant military nurse who is the victim of a drunk-driving accident. In addition to losing her unborn child, Leola is severely disfigured by the incident. To make matters worse, her husband can't cope with the situation, and she sinks into depression. However, when Dr. James Stallings takes an interest in reconstructing Leola's face, her life slowly begins to get back on track. Written by Jwelch5742

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'opération de la dernière chance See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Leola Mae Harmon and Dr. James O. Stallings III divorced in 1976, but remained friends. She married Harold Swihart in 1982. They moved to Florida in 1988. See more »

Goofs

The movie opened stating that it was the fall of 1968 and in the newscast on the radio it spoke of President Nixon. President Nixon started his term on January 20 1969. President Johnson was president in the fall of 1968. See more »

Quotes

On Screen Text: [last lines, the text that appears on screen] One year and 40 operations later, Leola May and Dr. James Stallings moved to New York City where Leola worked as Dr. Stallings' surgical nurse. Her appearance was a testament to other severely injured patients. Leola May and Dr. James Stallings married and continued to work together as a team.
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Would love to own movie
29 December 2007 | by amysm2See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when I was in college and I still think about it over 23 years later. I have been trying for years to find the movie on video or DVD when a colleague of mine at work told me about your website. Needless to say, I was thrilled to find your review. This story had it all. Drama, tragedy, suspense, romance and real life emotion. Just that someone could actually survive something like that and go through what she did in the aftermath. Then to have someone see so much potential in her and then fall in love. This was a true love story if there ever was one. Love of a doctor for a person who would be his future wife. Love for a patient who would marry the doctor who basically rebuilt her face. I was awe struck at how determined she was to live and fight for her life. I would love to see this movie be remade into a contemporary version since I have told so many friends about this story. I have only run across one friend who knew what I was talking about. I would really like to own a copy of the movie as it was. Any suggestions as how to get one? I have searched the Internet without success. If anyone knows what site to go on for a video or DVD, please let me know. Thanks


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