Perfect Body (1997)
Character Name: Coach David Blair
At first glance, 15-year-old Andie Burton (Johnson) seems like the perfect teenage girl. She’s at the top of her class, has a great boyfriend, and is an award-winning gymnast with hopes of making the U.S. Olympic Team.
When she is accepted by the preeminent women’s gymnastics coach, David Blair (Brett Cullen), it looks like Andie is on the way to making her dreams come true.
While training, Andie realizes that Coach Blair’s star gymnast is bulimic — bingeing and then throwing up — to maintain her weight.
Even though Andie only weighs 98 pounds, she becomes obsessed with pleasing Coach Blair and begins starving herself in order to become a lean, mean, tumbling machine. As the Olympic trials loom closer, Andie, weak and in ill health, continues to push herself. Will she make the Olympic team — or die trying?