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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Patty Dann (novel)
June Roberts (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 December 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This is our mother. Pray for us. See more »
Plot:
An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins See more »
User Reviews:
wonderul, cute, sweet comedy/drama, winona's best ever!! See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cher ... Mrs. Flax

Bob Hoskins ... Lou Landsky

Winona Ryder ... Charlotte Flax

Michael Schoeffling ... Joe

Christina Ricci ... Kate Flax

Caroline McWilliams ... Carrie
Jan Miner ... Mother Superior
Betsy Townsend ... Mary O'Brien
Richard McElvain ... Mr. Crain

Paula Plum ... Mrs. Crain
Dossy Peabody ... Coach Parker
William Paul Steele ... Boss in Oklahoma
Rex Trailer ... Dr. Reynolds
Pete Kovner ... Perfect Family Father
Patricia Madden ... Perfect Family Mother
Justin Marchisio ... Perfect Family Boy
Caitlin Marie Bottomley ... Perfect Family Girl
Amy Gollnick ... Girl in Bathroom #1
Seacia Pavao ... Girl in Bathroom #2
Merle Perkins ... Nurse
Baxter Harris ... Boss in Massachusetts
Carol Moss ... Boss' Fiancee
Denise Cormier ... Pretty Girl at Shoe Store
Al Hodgkins ... Crying Man on Street
Tamasin Scarlet Johnson ... Young Nun
Sandra Shipley ... Crying Nun
Russell Jones ... Judge at Swim Meet
Shawna Sullivan ... Charlotte 5 Years Old
Bob Rogerson ... Charlotte's Dad

Tom Kemp ... Carrie's Husband
Janice Janes ... New Year's Partyer
Bill McCann ... New Year's Partyer

Dottie Healy ... New Year's Partyer (as Dotty Pagliaro)
Arnie Cox ... Kennedy Mourner
Michelle Faith ... Kennedy Mourner
Grace Costa ... Kennedy Mourner
John McGee ... Kennedy Mourner
Bill McDonald ... Kennedy Mourner
Harry Cooper ... Kennedy Mourner
Lynda Robinson ... Kennedy Mourner

Jerry Quinn ... Policeman

Directed by
Richard Benjamin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Patty Dann (novel)

June Roberts (screenplay)

Produced by
Lauren Lloyd .... producer
Wallis Nicita .... producer
Patrick J. Palmer .... producer (as Patrick Palmer)
Suzanne Rothbaum .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
 
Cinematography by
Howard Atherton 
 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Cambas 
 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel 
 
Art Direction by
Evelyn Sakash 
Steve Saklad 
 
Set Decoration by
Hilton Rosemarin 
 
Costume Design by
Marit Allen 
 
Makeup Department
Joe Dal Corso .... hair stylist
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist: Cher
Renate Leuschner .... wig designer: Cher (as Renata Leuschner)
Francesca Paris .... hair stylist: Cher
Mickey Scott .... makeup artist
Anthony Veader .... second hairstylist
Jack O'Neil .... second hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Christopher Cronyn .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alice Bouvrie .... second second assistant director
Princess O'Mahoney .... second assistant director (as Princess McLean)
Patrick J. Palmer .... second unit director (as Patrick Palmer)
Jim Van Wyck .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Suzy Abbott .... paint foreman
Patrick Colantuoni .... construction foreman
Jim Connors .... second assistant props
Gina Coyle .... graphic artist
Tracey A. Doyle .... assistant decorator
Charlotte Garnell-Scheide .... art department assistant (as Charlotte Garnell)
David Gulick .... assistant props
Tom Higgins .... construction foreman
Deborah Kanter .... set designer
James V. Kent .... lead man (as Jim Kent)
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
Philip Messina .... set designer
Don Miloyevich .... property master
Stacy Morse .... stand-by painter
Nicholas H. Parker .... set dresser (as Nicholas Parker)
John Provenzano .... paintings
Kurt Smith .... construction foreman
Donna Swope Wieters .... scenic charge
Christopher Welling .... set dresser (as Chris Welling)
Norman White .... construction coordinator
Bill Wieters .... paint foreman
Victor J. Zolfo .... set dresser (as Victor Zolfo)
Christine Kaseta Cornelius .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Daniel J. Courchaine .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Charlotte Garnell-Scheide .... buyer (uncredited)
Floyd Gentry .... stand-by painter: Texas (uncredited)
Jeff Ginn .... graphic artist/signs (uncredited)
Butch McCarthy .... propmaker (uncredited)
Amy Morrison .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jack O'Neil .... carpenter (uncredited)
Diane Rich .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Jeff Bushelman .... supervising sound editor
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Mike Dobie .... supervising sound editor
Timothy C. Dobie .... first assistant sound editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary 'Wrecker' Hecker)
Jonathan Klein .... assistant adr editor
Bruce Lacey .... sound editor
Richard Lightstone .... sound mixer
Colin C. Mouat .... sound editor
Larry Oatfield .... sound effects mixer (as E. Larry Oatfield)
Jayme S. Parker .... sound editor
Debbie Peterson .... assistant sound editor
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Forest Williams .... boom operator
Steve Burcham .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brian Ricci .... special effects
 
Stunts
Linda Arvidson .... stunts
Elyse Garfinkel .... stunts
Brian Ricci .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James R. Belletier .... second assistant camera (as Jim Belletier)
Kerry Hayes .... still photographer
Al LaVerde .... key grip
Steven C. McGee .... best boy (as Steve Magee)
Peter Norman .... camera operator: second unit
Harald Ortenburger .... camera operator
David Pisani .... camera trainee
Roger Raiford .... video playback operator
Scott Rathner .... first assistant camera
Ty Suehiro .... second grip
Gary Tandrow .... gaffer
Clay H. Wilson .... dolly grip (as Clay Wilson)
Bob Becchio .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Lorne MacDougall .... electrician (uncredited)
William M. Weberg .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Ronna Kress .... casting assistant: New York
Carol Larkin .... location casting
Raquel Osborne .... location casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail Baldoni .... mermaid costume
Debbie Holbrook .... costumer
Fred Lloyd .... wardrobe supervisor
Cassy McEvoy .... seamstress
Diane Paxton .... mermaid costume milliner
Martha Seely .... costume assistant
Patty Spinale .... mermaid costume
Peggy Stamper .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Brian L. Chambers .... associate editor
William Fletcher .... assistant editor
Andrea Lelievre .... apprentice editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Clif 'Chick' Taylor .... post-production assistant
Willie Webb .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Charles Miller .... location manager
Michael Williams .... location manager
 
Music Department
Peter Asher .... music producer
Gay DiFusco .... music clearance
Bradford Ellis .... music arranger
Bradford Ellis .... performer: electronic keyboards and piano
Michael Hoenig .... music score provider
John David Kalodner .... soundtrack album consultant
Pamela Neal .... scoring engineer
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
David Campbell .... arranger/orchestrator/conductor (uncredited)
David Sibley .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Theodore A. Stamas .... picture vehicles
William Winn .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Joe M. Aguilar .... production controller (as Joe Aguilar)
Denise Alexander .... assistant production coordinator
Nicole Arbusto .... assistant: Ms. Lloyd
Carolyn Bauer .... assistant: Mr. Benjamin
Jane Bouras .... stand-in: "Kate"/"Charlotte"
Thomas Burke .... production assistant (as Tom Burke)
Ann Marie Coniglio .... assistant: Mr. Palmer
Alex Davis .... dialogue coach: Boston
Jennifer Dugan Sanchez .... tutor
Roberta Farkas .... dialect coach: Los Angeles
Rick Firkins .... caterer: All Star Catering
Michael Fitzpatrick .... production assistant
Michael Grigsby .... accounting assistant
Regina Gruss .... unit publicist
Ida Lee Henderson .... assistant production accountant
Jennifer Ingalls .... production assistant
Cam MacCormack .... stand-in: "Charlotte" (as Cam McCormack)
Hugh MacKay .... production assistant
Reyna Morenoff .... office intern
Greg Morgan .... catering assistant
Jim Mullen .... craft service
Randall Nickerson .... stand-in: "Joe" (as Randy Nickerson)
William O'Brien .... teamster captain
Sammy Pasha .... stand-in: "Lou"
Debbie Paull .... assistant: Cher
Tom Potier .... office production assistant
Pamela Ranger .... production assistant
Lisa Rhoades .... stand-in: "Kate"
Christina Sanchez .... assistant: Ms. Nicita
Ann-Cathrin Schmidt .... production coordinator
Sam Schwatt .... dialogue coach: New York
D.J. Sperry .... production assistant
Ricki L. Stein .... financial representative (as Ricki Stein)
Renata Stoia .... script supervisor
Gina Marie Turcketta .... stand-in: "Mrs. Flax" (as Gina Turcketta)
Hal Wagner .... projectionist
Alan Jacques .... projectionist (uncredited)
Brad Jacques .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mary Lou Crane .... the producers wish to thank
Joe Violante .... the producers wish to thank (as Joey Violante)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
110 min | Canada:93 min (Ontario - edited version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The role of Lou Landsky was written with Dudley Moore in mind and was cast in the end with Bob Hoskins.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: As the groceries are being put away, a Dole can with a 1990s logo is visible in the refrigerator.See more »
Quotes:
Charlotte Flax:Okay mom, if you want to drive Lou away, that's your buisness. If you want Joe, it's war.See more »
Soundtrack:
Love Is StrangeSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
wonderul, cute, sweet comedy/drama, winona's best ever!!, 18 March 2003
Author: senor_small from san francisco california

this film was wonderful!!, i loved winona's and christina ricci's acting in their roles for this film! this film shows the lengths, and the relationship, of how a mother and daughter work out their relationship together! it was funny, tragic, sexy, and works for winona fans. it takes place in 1963/64. vcher is snobby, yet, hysterical in a mean way for this film! bob hoskins is wonderful in this film! he's very talented when he hides his english accent. this movie is foir drama lovers, who love mother/daughter dramas! it seems long, but, is enjoyable if you watch it a number of times! see this movie!! if you love winona!

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