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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 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 | sex | education | See more »

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Some people need love spelled out for them.

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Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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9 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,816,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,820,015 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Ritt's final film before his death on December 8, 1990. It is also the last screenplay written by Ritt's favorite author couple Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch. See more »

Goofs

The first time we see Iris' house, there is an air conditioner in the upper left window. The next time we see the house, the air conditioner has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Everett Cox: Three people in bed are one too many for me.
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Moving and Heartwarming
28 April 2001 | by (Geneva, IL) – See all my reviews

I'm a male, not given to women's movies, but this is really a well done special story. I have no personal love for Jane Fonda as a person but she does one Hell of a fine job, while DeNiro is his usual superb self. Everything is so well done: acting, directing, visuals, settings, photography, casting. If you can enjoy a story of real people and real love

  • this is a winner.


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