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Stanley & Iris -- Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro star in a touching story of two people who escape their own private prisons -- he can't read, she's still grieving for her dead husband -- to explore a tender relationship.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Pat Barker (novel)
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Release Date:
9 February 1990 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Some people need love spelled out for them.
Plot:
A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Moving and Heartwarming See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jane Fonda ... Iris King

Robert De Niro ... Stanley Cox

Swoosie Kurtz ... Sharon

Martha Plimpton ... Kelly
Harley Cross ... Richard

Jamey Sheridan ... Joe

Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ... Leonides Cox (as Feodor Chaliapin)

Zohra Lampert ... Elaine

Loretta Devine ... Bertha
Julie Garfield ... Belinda

Karen Ludwig ... Melissa

Kathy Kinney ... Bernice
Laurel Lyle ... Muriel
Mary Testa ... Joanne
Katherine Cortez ... Jan

Stephen Root ... Mr. Hentley

Eddie Jones ... Mr. Hagen
Fred J. Scollay ... Mr. Delancey
Dortha Duckworth ... Librarian

Jack Gill ... The Pursesnatcher
Bob Aaron ... Bakery Foreman

Gordon Masten ... Oscar Roebuck
Richard Blackburn ... Park Ranger
B.J. Reed ... Nurse
Conrad Bergschneider ... Apple Picker Foreman
Guy Sanvido ... Man in Car
Michael C. Blackburn ... Kid (as Michael Blackburn)
Paul Horruzey ... Kid
Gerry Quigley ... Bellhop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shayne A. Wilson ... Boy at Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Ritt 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Pat Barker (novel "Union Street")

Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay) &
Irving Ravetch (screenplay)

Produced by
Patrick J. Palmer .... executive producer
Arlene Sellers .... producer
Jim Van Wyck .... associate producer
Alex Winitsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sidney Levin 
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
 
Production Design by
Joel Schiller 
 
Art Direction by
Alicia Keywan 
Eric Orbom 
 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Bloom  (as Les Bloom)
Steve Shewchuk 
 
Costume Design by
Theoni V. Aldredge 
 
Makeup Department
Steve Atha .... hair stylist: Mr. De Niro
Steve Atha .... makeup artist: Mr. De Niro
Suzanne Benoit .... makeup artist
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist: Ms. Fonda
William A. Farley .... hair stylist
Lee Harman .... makeup artist: Ms. Fonda
Janice Miller .... hair stylist
Mickey Scott .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christopher Cronyn .... unit production manager
Michael MacDonald .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Marshall .... second second assistant director
Princess O'Mahoney .... second assistant director (as Princess McLean)
Gregory Palmer .... second second assistant director
Patrick J. Palmer .... second unit director (as Patrick Palmer)
Tom Quinn .... second assistant director
Jim Van Wyck .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Suzy Abbott .... scenic charge
Roger Baron .... set dresser
Kevin Brink .... set dresser
Paul Harding .... property master
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator
Denis Kirkham .... set dresser
Tim Murton .... scenic artist
Alex Russell .... construction supervisor
Walter Stocklin .... property master (as Wally Stocklin)
Bruce Swanson .... lead man
Mort Zwicker .... construction coordinator
Christine Kaseta Cornelius .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jeff Ginn .... conceptual illustrator (uncredited)
Peter Hudecki .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Byron K. Lovelace .... props (uncredited)
Greg Papalia .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David B. Cohn .... supervising sound editor
John Fundus .... boom operator
Richard Lightstone .... sound mixer
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
John Motyer .... boom operator
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor
Jim Thompson .... boom operator
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects
Arthur Langevin .... special effects first assistant
David Neil Trifunovich .... special effects supervisor (as Neil Trifunovich)
 
Visual Effects by
Smokey Stover .... prop maker: Apogee, Inc.
 
Stunts
Jack Gill .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Connors .... best boy (as Kenneth Connors)
Craig DiBona .... Steadicam operator
Russell Engels .... chief lighting technician (as Rusty Engels)
S. Karin Epstein .... still photographer (as Karen Epstein)
Howard Galbraith .... best boy
Kevin Jewison .... first assistant camera
Chaim Kantor .... second assistant camera
Bruce MacCallum .... first assistant camera
Gloria MacLeod .... second assistant camera
Harald Ortenburger .... camera operator
George Patsos .... key grip
James Pollard .... dolly grip (as Jim Pollard)
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
Randy Tambling .... key grip
Rae Thurston .... chief lighting technician
Stephen S. Campanelli .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joy Dickson .... casting assistant
Carol Larkin .... extras casting
Scott Mansfield .... extras casting
Karen Hazzard .... casting: Toronto (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzy Benzinger .... assistant costume designer
Kim W. Chow .... wardrobe master (as Kim Chow)
Karen Renaut .... assistant wardrobe
Arthur Rowsell .... wardrobe supervisor
Guy Tanno .... wardrobe: men
Rose Trimarco .... wardrobe: women (as Rose Trimarco Cuerio)
Mia Shields .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Nancy Frazen .... assistant editor
Joanna Jimenez .... assistant editor
Tracey McCampbell .... second assistant editor
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Rick Sparr .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
John Rotondi .... scoring engineer: Y4 (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Francis Connolly Jr. .... driver captain
Craig S. Kohne .... driver captain (as Craig Kohne)
Nick Sweetman .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Andrew Bernstein .... production assistant
Beth Boigon .... location manager
Trixie Bourne .... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Shelley A. Boylen .... production coordinator (as Shelley Boylen-Wakefield)
Jenny Chan .... production secretary
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Cynthia Clayton .... production assistant (as Cyndie Clayton)
James H. Coburn IV .... production assistant (as Jim Coburn)
Christopher Comrie .... accounting clerk (as Chris Comrie)
Stephen Craig .... production assistant
Susanna David .... script supervisor
John Davis .... production assistant
Antoine Douaihy .... assistant location manager
Arnold Gorlick .... projectionist
Barbara Greenhoe .... production assistant
Ruth Irvine .... assistant: Mr. Ritt
Debi Karolewski .... assistant: Ms. Fonda
Scott Kordish .... production assistant
Lacia Kornylo .... production controller
Ilene S. Landress .... assistant auditor (as Ilene Landress)
Scott MacDonough .... unit publicist
Donna Mack .... production assistant
Charles Miller .... location manager
Una Miller .... accounting clerk
Veronica Miller .... location accountant
Jason Orans .... production assistant
Michelle Palmer .... production assistant
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Brigitte Prochaska .... unit publicist
Tammy Quinn .... production secretary
Steve Rivers .... assistant: Ms. Fonda
Jason V. Rodney .... assistant locations (as Jason Rodney)
Suzanne Rothbaum .... production associate
Debra Tanklow .... production coordinator
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... teamster captain
Alan Potashnick .... personal assistant: Robert DeNiro (uncredited)
Jordan Stone .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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104 min
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Trivia:
French censorship visa # 72634.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The final shot of that sequence supposedly takes place at Post and Washington Streets, but a street sign partly out of focus in the background is clearly different from either of those.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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Biography: The Fondas" (2004)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Moving and Heartwarming, 28 April 2001
Author: gjwslw-2 from Geneva, IL

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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