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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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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: Sometimes I see someone... But ahhh who would remember me.
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GREAT MOVIE, SOME BAD CASTING!
9 January 2001 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

Lucille Ball was 74 when she made this movie. Not only was it shot on location in New York but it was summer time and unusually HOT. The rumors are that Lucy fainted a number of times during the filming because of the heat.

Now putting those things aside, I felt this was one of Lucy's greatest performances but as per usual many "critics", not all, had negative things to say about her performance. I have often said too many people expected to see "Lucy Ricardo" in anything that Lucy did, and frankly that wasn't fair to her but, who says Hollywood is fair!

The casting of Daphne Zuniga was a mistake. I never felt the connection between the characters was good. In truth Lucy carried this entire movie as far as I am concerned, unfortunately some areas of the movie suffer because of it.

With that said, I highly recommend this movie! Lucy is wonderful in it and it is worth a Sunday night.

Now the question is can you find the movie?


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