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Stone Pillow (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 November 1985 (USA)
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In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('... See full summary »

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Florabelle
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Carrie Lang
William Converse-Roberts ...
Max
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Tim
Susan Batson ...
Ruby
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Collins
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Mr. Berman
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Mrs. Nelson
Imogene Bliss ...
Violet
Michael Champagne ...
Supermarket Manager
Gloria Cromwell ...
Bus Terminal Matron
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Young Thug
Matthew Locricchio ...
Tony
Pat McNamara ...
Daggett
Josephine Nichols ...
Bag Lady in Ladies' Rm.
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In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('Lucille Ball'). Florabelle believes Carrie is runaway and tells her to go to the homeless shelter for help. Carrie stops another woman from stealing Florabelle's cart and gains her dubious trust. So begins Carrie's education in survival on the streets of Manhattan. Florabelle begins to teach Carrie street survival skills such as when threatened act crazy-the crazier the better, drinking vinegar to toughen the feet and innards, which garbage cans are good to go through for food, and where to find places to sleep and for warmth. This movie makes an effort to investigate the plight of the homeless and what avenues can be taken to help them to help themselves. Written by tonileigh58@yahoo.com

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Ein Bett aus Asphalt  »

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Lucy appeared on the Tonight Show with Joan Rivers to promote the movie and shared that she had lost over 20 lbs and that she was refused service at a restaurant while shooting, due to her appearance and the place not recognizing her. See more »

Goofs

A grocery bag from "Publix" is clearly visible in Florabelle's cart. There is not now, nor has there ever been a Publix store in or around New York. See more »

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Florabelle: New York City water... the best water in the country... what'd you think?
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Lucy is impressive as a homeless woman living on the street.
30 December 1998 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

It's hard to imagine Lucy as anything but a comedienne. But at the age of 74, she took on a serious role of a homeless woman trying to survive on the streets and played it authentically.

There's no glamour or comedy here. Any doubts about Lucy's acting ability are quickly dispelled.


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