The Best Little Girl in the World

The Best Little Girl in the World
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Charles Durning Actor Frank Powell 1 1000001
Eva Marie Saint Actor Joanne Powell 1 1000002
Jennifer Jason Leigh Actor Casey Powell 1 1000003
Melanie Mayron Actor Carol Link 1 1000004
Lisa Pelikan Actor Gail Powell 1 1000005
Viveca Lindfors Actor Madame Seurat 1 1000006
David Spielberg Actor Dr Garrett 1 1000007
Jason Miller Actor Clay Orlovsky 1 1000008
Richard Venture Actor Dr Neil Holzer 1 1000009
Lenora May Actor Julie 1 1000010
Laurence Lau Actor Mark 1 1000011
Michael Dudikoff Actor Chuck 1 1000012
Stephanie Cannon Actor Mary 1 1000013
Ally Sheedy Actor 1st Girl 1 1000014
Andrea Pope Actor Cheerleader 1 1000015
Richard Milholland Actor Dr Norman 1 1000016
Jonathan Estrin Actor Dr Shuster 1 1000017
Lang Yun Actor Nurse Prine 1 1000018
Pat Corley Actor Store Manager 1 1000019
Enid Kent Actor 1st Nurse 1 1000020
Gwen Van Dam Actor OR Nurse 1 1000021
Ruth Silveira Actor 2nd Nurse 1 1000022
Marilyn Coleman Actor Emergency Nurse 1 1000023
Paul Laurence Actor Respiratory Therapist 1 1000024
Sam O'Steen Director n/a 2 2000001
Aaron Spelling Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Douglas S. Cramer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
E Duke Vincent Supervising Producer n/a 1275 3000003
Lynn Loring Producer n/a 3 3000004
David Moessinger Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Steven Levenkron Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Michael Margulies Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Michael S McLean Editor n/a 172 7000001
Barbara Dies Editor n/a 172 7000002
Billy Goldenberg Music n/a 120781 8000001
Paul Sylos Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Larry Warwick Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Steven Levenkron Technical Advisor n/a 537 12000001
Dr. Bruce McLucas Technical Advisor n/a 537 12000002
Dr. Arthur L Golding Technical Advisor n/a 537 12000003
Rocky Moriana Jr. Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Michael O'Corrigan Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Synopsis
The story of a teenager suffering the disorder anorexia nervosa -- the deliberate starving either by excessive dieting or self-induced vomiting -- in the case of this plot, by her inability to cope with family stress and because of social pressures. Jennifer Jason Leigh, daughter of actor Vic Morrow, replaced the originally scheduled Jody Foster in the lead, with Charles Durning and Eva Marie Saint as her parents. (Performer Karen Carpenter's later death from this disorder put this particular film back in the news subsequently.) An Emmy Award nomination went to the film editor.