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Stanley & Iris (1990)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  9 February 1990 (USA)
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A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stanley Cox
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Sharon
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Kelly
Harley Cross ...
Richard
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Joe
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ...
Leonides Cox (as Feodor Chaliapin)
Zohra Lampert ...
Elaine
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Bertha
Julie Garfield ...
Belinda
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Melissa
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Bernice
Laurel Lyle ...
Muriel
Mary Testa ...
Joanne
Katherine Cortez ...
Jan
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Storyline

Stanley Cox is a shy, illiterate short-order cook who has never taken a chance at love. Iris King is a newly widowed factory worker who has vowed never to love again. But as their friendship slowly blossoms and Iris helps Stanley learn to read, his strong yet gentle kindness helps mend her broken heart. And where two lonely strangers stood trapped within the past, Stanley and Iris can now being a new chapter of their lives - together. Written by MGM/UA Home Video

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love | cook | widow | bakery | tutoring | See All (25) »

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Some people need love spelled out for them.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,820,015 (USA)
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Trivia

After completing this film, Jane Fonda took a 15-year departure from acting until Monster-in-Law (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Stanley returns from Detroit, his car is shown to have a Michigan license plate on the front of the vehicle. Unlike many states that issue license plates for both the front and rear of the vehicle. Michigan issues plates for the rear of the vehicle only. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Everett Cox: Let me tell you about us. I'm gonna need a working woman; that's you. You're gonna need a broad shoulder; that's me. I like you, Iris, just about as much as I love you. And you know what? We're gonna do just fine together. And a man could drown in your blue eyes.
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Referenced in Biography: The Fondas (2004) See more »

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A beautiful and touching film
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has a special place in my heart, as when I caught it the first time, I was teaching adult literacy. It rang very true to me and even an outstanding student I had at the time. There are scenes which make you gulp with sudden emotion, and those which even put a smile on your face through sheer identification with the characters and their situation.

Excellent performances by Jane Fonda and Robert DeNiro that rank with their best work, a great turn by a young Martha Plimpton, an inspiring story line, and a haunting musical score makes for a most enjoyable and rewarding experience.


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