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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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Sharon
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Kelly
Harley Cross ...
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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9 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,820,015 (USA)
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Trivia

After completing this film, Jane Fonda took a fifteen year hiatus 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

Iris King: A girl's best friend is her mama. At least that's what it says on the greeting cards.
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Referenced in Biography: The Fondas (2004) See more »

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A so-so movie made great by the stars
17 February 2001 | by (Nara, Japan) – See all my reviews

Excellent acting by the 2 main stars, De Niro and Fonda, make this a movie well worth seeing. A story about an illiterate, and a woman who helps him learn to read. In return, he helps her stop clinging to her past husband and learn to enjoy life again. It was interesting to see a slice of American life that's different from the glamour (huge homes with swimming pools) that is so often the backdrop to Hollywood movies (yawn).


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