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Stanley & Iris (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 9 February 1990 (USA)
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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Sharon
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Kelly
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Richard
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Joe
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Leonides Cox (as Feodor Chaliapin)
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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 begin 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

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Letters  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

The actual full name of the film's source novelist Pat Barker is "Patricia Mary W. Barker" nee "Patricia Mary W. Drake". See more »

Goofs

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