MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,260 this week

Kate's Secret (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 November 1986 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 180 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Most Memorable TV Moms Then and Now
| Momlogic

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 26 Dec 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 614 titles
created 02 May 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 30 Nov 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 22 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Kate's Secret" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kate's Secret (TV Movie 1986)

Kate's Secret (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kate's Secret.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Darkness Before Dawn (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A family struggles with a daughter's addiction.

Director: John Patterson
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Stephen Lang, Gwynyth Walsh
A Killer Among Friends (TV Movie 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Patty Duke, Margaret Welsh, Tiffani Thiessen
If Someone Had Known (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.

Director: Eric Laneuville
Stars: Kellie Martin, Kevin Dobson, Linda Kelsey
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Stephen Collins, Michelle Johnson
Augusta, Gone (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Matheson
Stars: Sharon Lawrence, Mika Boorem, Tamara Hope
The Karen Carpenter Story (TV Movie 1989)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Story of the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Karen Carpenter, who became a famous singer before battling anorexia and bulemia.

Directors: Joseph Sargent, Richard Carpenter
Stars: Cynthia Gibb, Mitchell Anderson, Peter Michael Goetz
Burning Bridges (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Fact-based story of a woman who suffered a nervous breakdown after having an extra-marital affair.

Director: Sheldon Larry
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Nick Mancuso, Derek de Lint
Anorexia (2010)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Marisa suffers from anorexia. But there's something that befuddles the doctors.

Directors: J. Prada, K. Prada
Stars: Almudena Gallego, Aïtana Novau, Javier Botet
The Long Journey Home (TV Movie 1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman who believes that her husband was killed in Vietnam is about to remarry when her husband returns. And it appears that he has been a mercenary or working for the intelligence ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb
Stars: Meredith Baxter, David Birney, Ray Baker
She Knows Too Much (TV Movie 1989)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Paul Lynch
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Robert Urich, John Bennett Perry
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Meredith Baxter, Don Johnson, Dolph Sweet
Sleep, Baby, Sleep (TV Movie 1995)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sylvie Pearson thinks her dreams have come true when she meets Peter Walker. He is kind and loving and Sylvia quickly moves in with him. Then she becomes pregnant. But Sylvie was born with ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Tracey Gold, Kyle Chandler, Missy Crider
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Kate Stark (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
...
Jack Stark
...
Faith
...
Patch Reed
...
Gail (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Leslie Bevis ...
Monica Fields
...
Dr. Resnick
...
Deyna
...
Becky Stark
Sharon Spelman ...
Liz Reed
...
Markie
Isabel Grandin ...
Dot
...
Laura
...
Lorna
Rosanna Huffman ...
Megan
Edit

Storyline

A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bulimia | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El secreto de Kate  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Deyna: I got a dirty fork again, this is the sixth dirty fork I've had this week.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Joey: Joey and the Christmas Party (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Excellent education movie on Bulimia
27 June 1999 | by (Lombard, IL) – See all my reviews

This movie tells the story of Kate, a beautiful housewife and mother who's constantly exercising, and eating lightly, but who goes on binges for food and desserts. She then goes and "gets rid" of the food in her stomach. Her secret is finally disclosed when she's driving her little girl home from scouts, and she passes out while driving. Her little girl is fine, but the doctor discovers that Kate is bulimic, and tells her husband about her condition, Kate has many battles trying to overcome her problem in the clinic for anorexia and bulimic women, but finally gets on the road to recovery. Meredith Baxter was fabulous as Kate!


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? VHS? Laserdisc? shoelover96
Is this the movie where she stuffs her face in the Supermarket? aarone2884
One problem with this movie FrameXFrame
Discuss Kate's Secret (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?