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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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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 ...
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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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$5,816,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,820,015 (USA)
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French censorship visa # 72634. See more »

Goofs

Iris gets a perm, but for the next few scenes her hair is still straight. See more »

Quotes

Iris King: Why do they call it a good cry? All it does is make you look like hell. And what's missing is still missing.
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Referenced in Biography: The Fondas (2004) See more »

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Excellent film
14 March 2004 | by (Upstate NY) – See all my reviews

'Stanley and Iris' show the triumph of the human spirit. For Stanley, it's the struggle to become literate and realize his potential. For Iris, it's to find the courage to love again after becoming a widow. The beauty of the movie is the dance that Robert DeNiro and Jane Fonda do together, starting and stopping, before each has the skills and courage to completely trust each other and move on. In that sense it very nicely gives us a good view of how life often is, thus being credible. Unlike some other reviewers I found the characters each rendered to be consistent for the whole picture. The supporting cast is also carefully chosen and they add a depth of character that the main characters get added meaning from the supporting performances. All in all an excellent movie. The best thing I take from it is Hope.


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