The Girl Most Likely to... (1973) Online
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.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Stockard Channing||-||Miriam Knight|
|Edward Asner||-||Ralph Varone|
|Joe Flynn||-||Dr. Green|
|Carl Ballantine||-||Dr. Hankin|
|Fred Grandy||-||Dr. Ted Gates|
|Susanne Zenor||-||Heidi Murphy (as Suzanne Zenor)|
|Warren Berlinger||-||Herman Anderson|
|Larry Wilcox||-||Moose Myers|
|Dan Spelling||-||Fred (as Daniel Spelling)|
|Reb Brown||-||Football player|
First credited role for Stockard Channing.
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.
Somewhat unusually, there was only one actor billed as "starring," Stockard Channing, everyone else was billed as "guest starring," "co-starring" or "also starring."
Stockard Channing put cotton balls in the sides of her mouth to make her cheeks look chubby in her pre-makeover scenes.
Edward Asner had worked with Florence Lake in Mary Tyler Moore: Lou's First Date (1973), the same year.
Ralph refers to Miriam's case as "Case #187". Section 187 of the police penal code describes the crime of murder.